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Ruth Koch

Escalon, California

May 1, 1931 - August 21, 2022

Ruth Koch Obituary

Ruth Pearsh Koch - May 1, 1931 - August 21, 2022

Our mother Ruth Pearsh Koch passed away on August 21st at her home. She was born Ruth Pearsh in Houston, Texas to her parents Mary Rowin and William Pearsh.

She married Walter Edward Koch in 1952 in Texas and came to Escalon, California soon after where they raised their 7 children. They spent 25 years together until his passing in 1978. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, fishing, and traveling. She obtained her driver’s license at 55 years of age and had her first job at Escalon packers, and she worked Tri Valley Cannery in Modesto.

She is preceded in death by her husband Walter Edward Koch her son, Robert Koch, who passed away at just 2 years old, her sister Myrtle Rowin of Oklahoma. Ruth is survived by her children Mary Weeda of Escalon, WC (Laurie) of Oakdale, Nancy Reeves (Lonny) of Arkansas, Becky Black of Escalon who took great care of her at her home, Elizabeth Vanderwerff (Pete) of Escalon, David Koch (Lisa) of Oakdale; by her 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren one great great granddaughter. She is also survived her sister Bea Crunk of Arkansas and 3 nephews. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapel. A viewing will be held Monday, August 29, 2022 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St., Escalon. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Burwood Cemetery, 28320 East River Road, Escalon.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Escalon Community Ambulance.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Ruth Koch hosted by Deegan Funeral Chapel.

Ruth Pearsh Koch - May 1, 1931 - August 21, 2022

Our mother Ruth Pearsh Koch passed away on August 21st at her home. She was born Ruth Pearsh in Houston, Texas to her parents Mary Rowin and William Pearsh.

She married Walter Edward Koch in 1952 in Texas and came to Escalon, California soon after where they raised their 7 children. They spent 25 years together until his passing in 1978. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, fishing, and traveling. She obtained her driver’s license at 55 years of age and had her first job at Escalon packers, and she worked Tri Valley Cannery in Modesto.

She is preceded in death by her husband Walter Edward Koch her son, Robert Koch, who passed away at just 2 years old, her sister Myrtle Rowin of Oklahoma. Ruth is survived by her children Mary Weeda of Escalon, WC (Laurie) of Oakdale, Nancy Reeves (Lonny) of Arkansas, Becky Black of Escalon who took great care of her at her home, Elizabeth Vanderwerff (Pete) of Escalon, David Koch (Lisa) of Oakdale; by her 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren one great great granddaughter. She is also survived her sister Bea Crunk of Arkansas and 3 nephews. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapel. A viewing will be held Monday, August 29, 2022 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St., Escalon. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Burwood Cemetery, 28320 East River Road, Escalon.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Escalon Community Ambulance.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Ruth Koch hosted by Deegan Funeral Chapel.

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