Jeraldine May 'Jerry' Kochenberger, 97, passed away May 30, 2015. Survived by her children, Kent (Susan), Gary (Ann), Kay Moore, David (Lou Ann), Chuck (Sandy), Sally (Steve) Cable and Kirk (Paula); 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her husband, Austin; mother, Nina Irvin; father, Jerry Biele; step-father, J. Earl Irvin; sister, Katherine (Leo) Murphy; grandson, Craig Hill. Jerry was born April 16, 1918, in Pueblo. She graduated from Central High in 1936. Dance was a large part of her life. She owned a dance studio and continued her love of dance throughout her life. She enjoyed her two bridge clubs, spending time at the Beulah house, supporting all the children's and grandchildren's activities. Traveling with Austin was one highlight of her later years. She was a member of First Baptist Church - Pueblo and Order of Eastern Star. The family would like to thank Dr. James Stjernholm and the nurses and staff at the Pueblo Life Care Center for their compassionate care of our mother. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Calvary Church, 5 Tulane, with Rev. George White officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. My deepest condolences to the Kochenberger family. Jerry was the true epitome of matriarch to a wonderful family. All of you, her family have had great success in life, but more importantly, you are loved and respected by many, giving back to pueblo and those who need your kindness and joy for life. God bless you all.

  2. To My Dear Friends in Christ,

    So sorry to hear of mom Koch’s passing. Affectionately known as Gerry Govan to Kirk and me. I have fond memories of the sleep overs, breakfasts and pizza’s. She was a special lady that always made me feel like a part of the family.

    She is at peace resting with our heavingly father. She finished the race and her legacy lives in each of you.

    Gods Blessings and Love,

    Dave, Christie, Kaylee & Matt Shaddy

  3. I hope Jesus is nice to you. I miss you and I love you.
    Love ~ Paige Marie Kochenberger (age 5 1/2)

  4. Kent and Susan we are so sorry to hear about your loss we just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Chuck and Linda Rusovick Chuck and Linda

  5. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time.

  6. It’s been many years since I last saw Mrs. Kochenberger, but I will always remember her. I went to Lincoln with Sally, and I visited the house several times. She was so kind to me. I remember your father, too. I’d like to send my condolences to Sally and the rest of the family. I lost my mom last year, and I know what a difficult time this is. With warm regards, Julie (Bornschein) Feuerbacher

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