Alan Jon Kochevar

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June 12, 1944 ~ March 19, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Alan Jon Kochevar, 77, passed away on March 19, 2022. He was born in Pueblo, Colo. to Albert and Adeline Kochevar on June 12, 1944. He fought a courageous battle with Cancer and Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly (Smith) Kochevar; his children, Jon (Amy) Kochevar, Gwen (Eric) Pepper and Troy (Angela) Kochevar; grandchildren, Jason (Amy) Cordova, Jon Michael (Gabrielle) Kochevar, Amanda (Mark Mueller) Kochevar, Wyatt Harper, Matthew Pepper, Rebecca (Shawn) Griffith, Justin (Dakota) Aaron, Amanda Pepper, Kristal (Austin) Perry, Lilli, Alena and Kenneth Kochevar; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Kochevar and Barbara Fernandez (Mark White); brothers-in-law, Jim (Henri) Smith, Jerry Smith and Jay (Tammy) Smith; nieces and nephews; and cousins from both sides of family. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Adeline (Juliano) Kochevar; and in-laws, JR and Rogene Smith. Alan worked for Wonder Bread/Hostess which was under many company names for 39 years. He was a veteran of the US Army (1962 -1965), a member in the BPO Elks #90 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 145 and he bowled in the Golden Oldies league on Thursdays at Big Daddy’s Bowling Alley. Alan enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at St. Mary’s Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave. with military honors by the Colorado National Guard Honor Guard.  Final resting place, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House, 1107 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 or your favorite charity.


Memorial Mass: April 6, 2022 1:40 pm

St. Mary Help of Christians Church
217 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006


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  1. Bev, thank you and Alan for the many memorable times with you guys. Friends like you dont come around often. Alan was a special human being and always had a smile and kind word for all. Will miss him.
    May he rest in peace.
    Take care and we will stay in touch. If you need anything from us just call.

  2. Sorry for your loss Bev. He was always such a happy and friendly person. I will never forget him. Thoughts and prayers to you from Karol and me.

  3. Bev, you and Alan were such a devoted couple. My condolences to you and your family. God bless.

  4. My siblings and I have spent time recently talking about what a nice guy Alan was. We all seem to have memories of him that bring smiles. Bev, you brought another dimension to that really great person. Thank God for letting us share in his life.

  5. Bev,
    I was very sorry to read about Alan’s passing. He was a fine person. May he rest in peace for all
    he’s gone through. May God be with you through this difficult time.

  6. Sorry for the loss, thoughts & prayers to the family & friends , RIP , a very special man , memories !

  7. I was very saddened to hear about Alan’s passing. I knew him since we were kids. We would often visit my grandmother Kochevar and he would be there along with the rest of the family. I remember how fit and trim he was just before he went into the army. We were always impressed by how many pull ups he could do! I remember how kind and thoughtful he and Bev were to bring by food and visit us after my mothers passing. I always thought he was a kind and gentle soul. I know in recent years he had a terrible struggle with cancer. He was such a fighter though, even to the end. Our condolences to Bev, Barb and Nancy And the rest of the family.

  8. Sam and I are so saddened by Alan’s passing.
    “When his walls on earth have fallen;
    And the roads he no more trods;
    May his name in gold be written;
    In the autograph of God”.
    God Bless Bev and their family.
    Sam and Sandi

  9. Dear Beverly and family
    We were so sorry to hear about Alan. You are such dear friends. Many memories. May God bless you and the family.

  10. Alan was such a fine humble gentleman. He was always so quiet and unassuming and had a heart of gold. He just was a very very good person. My mom Ann Taravella and his father Hub Kochevar were siblings. We had fond memories growing up together. Alan and his entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings and peace Chris

  11. While Alan fought long and hard against his diseases, he always made sure his peers were happy and healthy. May he rest peacefully.

  12. May God give you peace in your loss. Alan doesn’t have any problems with cancer or Alzheimer’s anymore.

  13. I am so sorrg for your loss. Glad an is not suffering any longer. You take care of your self and keep in touch.
    Love you 💘

  14. Thoughts and prayers to Beverly and the family! Alan is now at peace but will be dearly missed. Hugs to you all.

  15. I remember when Bev first met Alan. I think it was love at first sight! Alan was truely a gentle man. He was kind and very respectful of people. God Bless you Alan!

  16. Alan was the definition of a truly nice guy. He fought a valiant fight. Bev, you should win the “caregiver of the decade” award for all you did to keep Alan alive. The two of you were an exemplary example of living your vows “for better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part”. I am truly sorry that Alan lost his fight but at least he can be at peace now and he certainly deserves that peace. I know this loss will be a terrible void in your family but over time you will adjust. Thank goodness you have a large family to sustain each of you through this sad time.

    The world has truly lost a gem.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Beverly. Alan fought a long and courageous battle with his illnesses. He is whole and at peace now with his Lord.

  18. Beverly, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. You both fought the good fight through two enemies/sicknesses. I know you are weary and feeling an emptiness where your sweetheart has always been. I pray that the presence of Jesus will be more evident to you now than ever and that He will fill in those empty places with good memories, good friends, and His comfort and peace that passes all understanding.

  19. Alan you will be dearly missed but now you are pain free and celebrating with all your loved ones that went before. Please watch over Beverly. You 2 we’re a team. Until we see each other again.

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