Darlene K. Koch

October 29, 1935August 28, 2020

Darlene K. Koch went to sleep on August 28, 2020 and woke up in the arms of Jesus. She was born October 29, 1935 to Jake and Katherine (Kaufman) Manweiler in Greeley. She was raised and educated in Kersey along side her uncle Robert Manweiler who was more like a brother.

Darlene married Fred Koch April 16, 1955. Together the couple made their home and in Greeley. She worked at Gibson Pharmacy and later retired from Kodak. After her retirement, she spent time crafting and studying the bible as well as spending time with grandkids. She was a member of Calvery Baptist Church and Greeley Baptist Temple.

Darlene is survived by daughter, Iris (David) White; grandchildren: Lana (Fabian) Flores, Annie Mae White and Jacob F. White; great-grandchildren: Canaan and Kendall Flores; uncle, Robert (Marilyn) Manweiler; and cousins: Kenny Manweiler, Joann Yocubets and Sharon Mercer.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred F. Koch; daughter, Linda Koch; and sister, Virginia Herbst.


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Linar Hoffman

September 10, 2020

I met Darlene while she was living in Wellington, about two years ago, I was her neighbor across from her.
I would come and visit and talk with her at times. We would always talk about the Lord, about kids, and everything else in between life. She was a very sweet lady to me, a really dear friend, and a caring person. She was definitely a prayer warrior, a sister in Christ and a loving friend. She taught me how to make chili, and introduced me to a pickle sandwich! She liked sweet pickles, in her sandwich, but I use the dill pickles.
She called me all the time, mostly every day, especially when I got out the hospital.
She faithfully fulfilled this Bible scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:39‬ ‭ESV‬‬
She brought laughter to my soul! I thank God, for an amazing neighbor!
Prayers for comfort, and peace goes out to her beautiful family and friends.
Mahalo Darlene, for being you! 💕 I will miss you dearly!
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭73:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬


September 10, 2020

Aunt Darlene was a very special and sweet person to everyone who knew her. I have lasting memories of her Gentleness and Warmth as she and Uncle Fred raised their two daughters.
I especially remember her kindness to me as I had many visits and
weeks of staying at my Grandma Kochs' house. With fun and a lot
of laughter and piano playing , by both her and Uncle Fred.
Aunt Darlene will always be remembered as a loving person with an enduring sweet smile.
God's Blessings to her daughter Iris, and her family.
In Loving memory,
Phyllis and Patrick Shanahan

joel weaver

September 2, 2020

A very special mother of dear friend Iris (David) White . Amazing life story of original local girl,wife,mother,grandmother,great grandmother and now Angel in Heaven. Wonderful long life in faith and loving kindness.

Alvina Collins

September 1, 2020

My memories of Aunt Darlene was her gentle kindness she always showed with me and others. She always had a beautiful smile that I am sure reflected her soul; that I will always remember . You were an amazing lady. Prayers of strength be with Iris and family in the days ahead.
Love, Alvina, Ken and family


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