Evelynne Senora Dybvad Koch died peacefully Sunday morning, February 18, 2018. She had just celebrated her 99th birthday on February 2, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard L. Koch in 2005, and her father, Andrew Dybvad, her mother, Ella Bergland Dybvad, her brother Curtis, and her sister Arlys (Kruse).
Evelynne is survived by her daughter, Ava Koch Lee and husband Lewis of The Plains, Virginia. She is also survived by 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, VA.
Evelynne was born in 1919 in a log cabin on the prairie in Iowa. She graduated from Lake Mills High School (Iowa) 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, she worked alongside him in a family business, the Osage (Ia) Meat Market, and in later years, assisted him in a furniture refinishing and wood restoration business.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018. Burial will be in Osage Iowa later in the summer. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, 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.
Our fine facility has ample parking, offers two chapels, family rooms, parlors, and an on-site crematory. Operated since 1836 - we are the oldest continuously operated business in Fauquier County, VA and centrally located in the county and close to most nursing homes and the hospital.