Jeffery Michael Koch, 1969-2013
Jeffery Michael Koch
Long-time resident of Tehachapi Jeffery Michael Koch passed away Aug. 22 from a tragic motorcycle accident in Beaver, Utah. He was born Oct. 28, 1969.
Son of Woody Koch (Fullerton) and Bobbie Burns (San Diego). Loving father of Nicole Koch with Kim Hightower (mother of Nicole), grandson Ashton Pacent, sister Jaymi Koch, grandmother Elizabeth Burns, godson of Michael D. Burns, nephew of Patrick Burns, George Burns, Tom Burns Sr., Martin Burns, Brian Burns Sr., Leo Burns (deceased), James Ashcraft (deceased) and numerous cousins. Former wife Aliene Francis-Koch, stepdaughter Heather Bass, stepson Tommy Bass III, and his beloved dog Mick.
He was a family man who loved his family deeply and love spending time with this grandson Ashton. He had a heart of gold. He loved nature, the mountains, the ocean, motorcycles, guitars, music, trucks, and loved going camping with friends and family. He worked as an iron worker for many years.
He was a giver in every way. He always lived life to the fullest, and loved many, many people.
His last loving act of giving was that he was an organ donor and he helped seven people.
He will be missed dearly by all of his friends and family.
Services will be Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at Grace Fellowship, 326 E. Tehachapi Blvd.