Paula Ann Koch
September 13, 1945 – March 11, 2019
Paula Ann Koch peacefully passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. She spent her last few days with her family, surrounded in love, and is now in the loving arms of her heavenly Father. She was 73. Paula was born on September 13, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA to her parents, Vince and Pauline Roberts. She was blessed to be raised within close proximity to many beloved aunts and uncles, as well as her cousins, whom also became her life-long best friends. After graduating high school in Oakland, CA she began working in the credit office at Sears where she met the love of her life, John, who was also working there part time while stationed at Treasure Island Naval Base in San Francisco. They were later married at Trinity Lutheran Church in July of 1965. Being a navy wife always brought her great joy and pride. John and Paula were transferred from the Bay Area to San Diego in the fall of 1966. It was in San Diego that Paula began working in the automobile business. Her career began as a payroll clerk in the business office, but later she accepted a position as a Business Manager and eventually a Controller. She worked as a Controller until her retirement in 2012. She was an accomplished business woman, admired by many for her tenacity and success as well as her kindness and generosity towards her coworkers and friends. Paula is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, John; their three children, Bobby, Cathy, and April; four grandchildren, Charmagne, Conor, Johnny, and Jace; and three great grandchildren. Along with many, many friends and family who will undoubtedly miss her light and laughter. A celebration and memorial of the life of Paula will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00AM at Victory Church in Chula Vista, CA followed by a reception at the Little Lodge at Glen Abbey. An Internment of Ashes Ceremony will also be held later that week on April 2, 2019 at 2:00PM at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA. All are welcome to come and celebrate Paula with her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following close to Paula’s heart. Victory Church (victorysouthbay.org) or Military Spouses (www.supportmilitaryspouses.org).
810 Buena Vista Way
Reception at Glen Abbey Little Lodge
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive