Adam Joseph Koch, who was born April 2, 1981 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, to John and Sandy Koch, passed away on April 15, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado after a thirty-year struggle with cancer.
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Adam moved to Colorado Springs in 1993. He is an Eagle Scout and was named a Mayor's 100 Teen. Adam earned one silver and two gold medals in swimming at the national Special Olympics in 2006. He attended Brigham Young University and later earned an Associate's Degree from Pikes Peak Community College. He also served faithfully as an LDS Missionary in Las Vegas, NV.
Adam is survived by his parents, his grandmother Janice Koch of Colorado Springs, sister Jennifer Westfall of Falcon, brothers Nathan of Longmont, Ryan (Laura) of Fairfax, VA, Drew (Crystalyn) of Colorado Springs, and sister Robyn (Brian) Coffman of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by ten nieces and nephews: Kristin, Daniel, Travis, and Jared Westfall, and Audrey, Chester, Timothy, Carson, Claire, and Lydia Koch.
The services for Adam will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8710 Lexington Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A 12:00 pm visitation will be followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
, the Anschutz Cancer Center in Denver, or the
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Philippians 4:13)
Published in The Gazette on Apr. 18, 2014