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Carolyn Vlacich (Koch) - Class Of 1964 VIEW PROFILE

Carolyn Vlacich (Koch)

Carolyn Ann Koch, 67 of Modesto, California, was ushered peacefully into the arms of her Savior while at home with her family at her side on July 10, 2014. Carolyn was born in Pasadena on December 26, 1946 to Robert and Jean Vlacich. She married the love of her life, Lee Koch (SPHS '66) in July 1971.

Carolyn was the school librarian for Turlock Christian Schools for eight years. She has bravely battled cancer for over 10 years. Carolyn was a victorious Christian who always had a smile and a word of encouragement for anyone and everyone she met.

She 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, Washington, Elizabeth (Mike) Sloan of Turlock, Mitchell (Carrie) Koch of Turlock, and Lindsey (Scott) Wierschem of Arroyo Grande, California; 10 grandchildren; and two siblings, Marilyn (Bill) Hyder of Surprise, Arizona, and Alan '67 (Lin '65) Vlacich of South Pasadena, California.

Modesto Bee, July 13, 2014


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07/17/14 01:21 PM #1    

Laurie Ryder (O'Keefe) (1964)

I, Laurie Ryder O'Keefe (64) wanted to share the touching tribute that our friend, Nancy Stotts Love (64), wrote about "Vas", a beloved classmate upon hearing of her passing. She spoke for many of us with "...can barely write this without crying. Who was ever more fun than our Vas? Remember Herbie, her first car? She wanted to have it melted down and made into a coffee table! She was such a good friend. Her passing makes my love for all my SPHS 'girls' that much stronger. So I send my heart and love to all my SP sisters and know we will see our Carolyn on the other side. Love to all in remembrance." She was much loved.

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