She was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in Woodsboro, to Minnie and Erwin Korff. She graduated from Woodsboro High School in 1949. In 1951, she married her childhood sweetheart, Herbert Salch.
Together, they farmed in the Bonnie View area for many years and started their family of four children.
In 1970, she moved with the family to Woodsboro to open a small retail store called Salch Co., which grew into a thriving business. Each child worked in the business from young ages and started business ventures of their own. The business was sold a few years after her husband’s death, and Ida moved to Corpus Christi.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; her son, Richard; and her grandson, Jeremy.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy (Jim) Johnson of College Station and Christine Salch (Rick Bell) of Corpus Christi; one son, David (Brenda) Salch of White City, Ore.; two sisters; two brothers; 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Moore Funeral Home in Refugio.
Burial is in La Rosa Cemetery in Woodsboro.