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JAMES KOCH James R. Koch, 82, of Las Vegas, passed away June 30, 2017. He was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Fort Benton, Montana, to the late Carl G. and Opal Koch. His Civil Service Career began in Salem, Oregon upon his graduation from Merrit Davis School of Business in 1960. Jim's post of duty began at Salem, Oregon, on to Albany, Oregon. Then he accepted a transfer from Oregon to Las Vegas in October 1969. Jim retired from this career in 1983. He continued using his expertise of income tax, accounting and business law on a consulting basis to numerous individuals. Jim was a lifetime member of Elks U.S.A. for 53 years, receiving his lifetime pin from Boulder City Chapter. He is survived by his wife, of 64 years, Carol; daughters, Debra, Teresa and Tamara Koch; son, James D. Koch; granddaughter, Jessica Bivona; grandsons, Remington and Dakota Koch; sister, Rosella Humbert (Sam); numerous nieces and nephews; and a whole host of friends and acquaintances too numerous to mention. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Carl G. and Opal Koch; sister, Arlene Dieffenbach; and brothers, William "Bill" Koch and John "Jack" Koch. He chose to donate his body to an anatomical donation program in Las Vegas. Services are pending. Memorial contributions on his behalf may be made to Las Vegas Public Broadcasting System.
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