Kathryn A. 'Kay' Koch, 81, passed away June 1, 2015. Survived by her husband of 57 years, John L.; children, Mark (Brenda), Barbara (Charlie) Versaw and Paul L. (Tiffany); six grandchildren, Melissa, Sarah (Tyler) Woodward, Heidi, Luke, Katie and Caroline; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles S. and Alice M. (Fass) Rose; sister, Margaret 'Peggy;' and brother, Charles F. 'Fred.' Kay was born in Pueblo on July 2, 1933, grew up in the Rye area and graduated from the Rye Schools and later Pueblo Junior College. She later worked for District 70 in the food service department. Kay was very involved in her community, attending Grace Community Bible Church for many years and most recently Mesa Bible Church. A longtime member of the FCE Club, she served in the capacity of every officer in the club at one time or another. She was also very involved in the Art and Essay Contest for FCE. Kay loved cooking, canning gardening and all things homemaking. She could make, bake or can anything. We feel she was Queen of the kitchen! Kay was a judge at many county and state fairs in the home economics department. She entered many other times and hated losing! Kay was involved with the Linus Blanket Project. She delivered blankets to area hospitals, The Caring Pregnancy Center, Child Advocacy Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Kay loved her family and will be greatly missed. No viewing, closed casket at service as per her request. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Grace Community Bible Church, corner of 25th Lane and County Farm Rd., with Pastors Ken Bates and Larry Phelps officiating. Interment following service at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made direct to a charity of your choice in Kay's name. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Johny, Brenda, Mark, Paul and family, Kay was childhood friends with my mother Doris Boyd, Kay stayed a good friend to my mother through her illness, and she was a good friend to me and my family. We will lovingly remember her laughter and her kindness always, with deep condolence, Joyce Boyd Kratzer and family..

  2. I started working for District 70 in the kitchen with Kay many years ago. I had her granddaughter in Kindergarten at S. Mesa. She was always so kind and cheerful. Anytime I would see her it would always be like we had known each other forever. She was an awesome cook and a hard worker. I am sure she has earned her place in heaven. She is someone I will never forget. God Bless the family during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Friends,
    Kay was a special lady, one who it was an honor and privilege to know. She touched the lives of many with her love, care and many talents. We shall miss her, but know she is safe in the Arms of her Lord whom she loved and served. May God’s peace and love be yours in a special way. We share this time with you. Lovingly, Verne and Nancy Luellen and family

  4. John and family we are sorry to hear of your loss of Kay. I have know en you two seance the late 50s had good times playing cards. Very sorry for the loss

  5. John and Family: we are so sorry to hear you have lost Kay. Our friendship began in 1938 and we have been friends the entire time. While we mourn the loss we are also filled with joy have known her and have been a friend

  6. Dear Johnny, Mark, Barbara and Paul,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. She was a GOOD friend to our parents, Lowell and Neva Keator and also to me. Her smile and frank way of talking was a bright spot in my life and she will be missed.
    May God’s presence comfort you during this time of loss.
    Francie (Keator) Beaudette
    (I will be out of town at the time of the service.)

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