Carolyn Ann Koch

Koch, Carolyn web picDec 1946 ~ July 2014

Carolyn Koch, 67, of Modesto, was ushered peacefully into the arms of her Savior while at home with her family at her side. Caroyln was born in Pasadena, California to Robert and Jean Vlacich. She married the love of her life, Lee Koch, in July of 1971. She was the school librarian for Turlock Christian Schools for 8 years. She has bravely battled cancer for over ten years. Carolyn was a victorious Christian who always had a smile and a word of encouragement for anyone and everyone she met.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dr. Lee Koch; their five children: Shelly Koch of Turlock, Travis (Myndi) Koch of Wenatchee, WA, Elizabeth (Mike) Sloan of Turlock, Mitchell (Carrie) Koch of Turlock, and Lindsey (Scott) Wierschem of Arroyo Grande, CA; 10 grandchildren and two siblings: Marilyn (Bill) Hyder of Surprise, AZ, and Alan (Lin) Vlacich of So. Pasadena, CA.

The family has requested memorial gifts to be considered for Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607.

A Memorial Service will be held at Monte Vista Chapel in Turlock on Saturday, July 19th at 3:00 pm.

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