Evelynne Senora Dybvad Koch, of Warrenton, died peacefully Sunday morning, February 18, 2018. She had just celebrated her 99th birthday on February 2.
She was born in 1919 in a log cabin on the prairie in Iowa to the late Andrew Dybvad and Ella Bergland Dybvad.
Mrs. Koch graduated from Lake Mills (Iowa) High School in 1935 and, at the ripe old age of 16, began her working life as the secretary and assistant to the sheriff in Mitchell County, Iowa. After marrying Willard L. Koch, she worked alongside him in a family business, the Osage (Iowa) Meat Market, and in later years, assisted him in a furniture refinishing and wood restoration business.
Survivors include her daughter, Ava Koch Lee and husband Lewis of The Plains, and her grandsons, Stephen F. Lee, his wife Linda and their daughter Anna, and Kevin A. Lee, his wife Tara and their children, Cameron and Callaway, all of The Plains.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard L. Koch in 2005; her brother Curtis, and her sister Arlys (Kruse).
A celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton. Burial will be in Osage Iowa later in the summer.
Memorial contributions be made to the Memory Care Unit, Brookside Rehab and Nursing Home (to the attention of Vicky Williams, please), 614 Hastings Lane, Warrenton, Va. 20186-2110.