Blossom Jeanne Koch

July 11, 1929March 26, 2021

Blossom Jean Koch passed away peacefully on March 26, 2021, under the care of Adriel Care Home in Surprise, Arizona, and Hospice of the West. Mrs. Koch was born July 11, 1929, in Star Junction, Pennsylvania, and predeceased by loving husband George Albert Koch (1925-2018), to whom she was married for over 67 years. Mrs. Koch is survived by her two sons: George A. Koch, Jr. (wife Sandra Heal) and Timothy R. Koch (husband William Cody).

The daughter of Veril Roosevelt Clelland and Florence Edna (Nichelson) Clelland, Mrs. Koch was predeceased by both parents and her three siblings.

Following her graduation from Scottdale High School in 1947 in the top ten of her class, “Jeanne” went to work for Penn Line Service, Inc., in Scottdale, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Koch worked at Penn Line Service until her retirement over four decades later.

Upon moving in 1998 to Arizona, Mrs. George Koch attended Lakeview United Methodist Church (UMC) until the death of her husband, George Koch. For a time, Mrs. Koch volunteered in the library at Lakeview UMC.

Mrs. Koch and her husband enjoyed casino trips, square dancing, and playing cards.

There will be no services as Lakeview United Methodist Church, given policies. Mrs. Koch’s ashes will be interred next to her husband, George Koch, at that Church’s columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Koch should be sent to the National Alliance on Mental Illness through its website:


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Lynn Brucker-Orban

April 5, 2021

I was hired at Penn Line Service, Inc. in 1983 where I met so many wonderful co-workers. Jeanne stood out, making me feel so welcome. Always so kind, considerate and genuinely interested in helping in any way.
I am so happy that Jeanne and George enjoyed a long retirement life in sunny Arizona. Now, they back together again in eternity !
Keeping memories close at heart.
My sincere condolences to family.

Bill Cody

March 28, 2021

I have so many fond memories of holidays & vacations & other visits with Jeanne and George. They were like a second set of parents to me, always so kind! I was so happy when they accompanied me when I was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing (in Phoenix) & we celebrated together as family. So many Thanksgivings when Jeanne & Tim always had a vegetarian option for me! - & Jeanne's classic peanut butter *Blossom* cookies (named for her no doubt!)! Casino days and penny slots. And a few rounds of Yahtzee before bed.... Jeanne's was a life well lived, & I will miss her.