Robert Martin ‘Bob’ Kocher

Funeral services for Robert Martin “Bob” Kocher were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Ertel Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Rick Gregory officiating.

Bob was born July 20, 1921 in Oregon City, Ore. the son of Frank Arthur and Claire Julie (Neiss) Kocher. He passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Southwest Memorial Hospital due to bladder cancer and complications from shingles. Bob was 92.

On March 24, 1973 in Torrance, Calif., Bob married Lois Pauline Tevebaugh. He was an avid fisherman and outdoor person. Bob and Lois traveled and fished from California through Colorado all the way to Alaska. He was active in the American Legion and the Cortez Gun Club.

Surviving Bob are his wife of 41 years, Lois Kocher of Cortez; daughters, Elaine David, Theresa Malloy, Pat Corder and husband, George, and Mary Urbach all of Eureka, Calif.; sons, Michael Rendall and wife, Gail of Guam, and Donald Rendall and wife, Elizabeth of Long Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and brothers, Martin Kocher of El Cajon, Calif., and Richard Kocher of Westchester, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Claire Kocher; and siblings, Roger Kocher and Rosemary Kocher.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Montezuma, P.O. Box 740, Cortez, Colo. 81321.

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