The Lusk Herald
July 23, 2008
Maxine E. Koch
Maxine E. Koch will be commemorated in a graveside memorial service at the Lusk Cemetery on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., followed by a memorial at a local restaurant.
Maxine passed away in Arlington, VA on March 8, 2005, requesting that her ashes be interred in Lusk next to her husband Bruce H. Koch ("Bud"), who predeceased her, her parents Harry and Edna Austin and her sisters Donna Austin who passed away in January 1954 and Louise Lawrence who passed away on March 14, 1999. Family and friends residing in California and Nevada will travel to Lusk for the memorial.
Maxine was born in Douglas, Wyo. on June 7, 1920 and moved to Lusk in 1930, where she attended grade school and graduated from Lusk High School in 1938. She married Bud Koch in 1940. She became Clerk of Court in Niobrara County and then moved to Washington D.C. to work for Senator Frank A. Barrett of Wyoming, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and later worked as executive secretary for Congressman Frank T. Bow of Ohio and his successor Ralph Regula, remaining on Capitol Hill for over 30 years.
Throughout her life, Maxine maintained close ties with Lusk, attending high school reunions regularly and keeping in touch with her friends from high school who called themselves "The Dirty Dozen." She was a card-carrying member of the Benevolent and Patriotic Order of Does, Drove #64 of Lusk, Wyo.
Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Leslie Woudstra of Porterville, CA; Donald Lawrence of Santa Cruz, CA; Dorothy Rossi of Porterville, CA; Paula Lawrence of Berkley, CA; Robert Lawrence of Porterville, CA; and Wendy Lawrence of Ben Lomond, CA; and brother-in-law, Lester William Lawrence of Porterville, CA. She is also survived by her long time dear friend Obie Barrera.
Details of the graveside service and memorial are being finalized. Please contact Wendy Lawrence at email@example.com or by calling her at 831/818-5619 for more information.
Donald Harrison Austin (December 21, 1888 - November 17, 1985)Donna Marie Austin (September 18, 1933 - January 22, 1954)Edna Vivian Austin (October 11, 1897 - September 9, 1988)Dale DeHaven (January 5, 1925 - November 29, 2004)Delbert I. DeHaven (January 19, 1900 - September 24, 1969)Willadell DeHaven (July 11, 1923 - November 15, 2000)Bruce Harlan Koch (July 24, 1916 - August 27, 1978)Martin Henry Koch (March 23, 1887 - March 24, 1972)Minnie Jane Koch (February 27, 1889 - June 15, 1969)Louise C. Lawrence (December 5, 1921 - March 14, 1999)Charles Henry McGinnis (October 20, 1898 - December 3, 1969)Edith Martha McGinnis (December 3, 1905 - January 26, 1993)Barbara Etta Reinig (May 17, 1940 - May 18, 1940)Zeno Matthew Reinig (April 29, 1909 - April 1, 1979)Etta Victoria Senters (July 27, 1872 - January 24, 1952)M.J. Thralls (January 16, 1843 - November 30, 1950)Ellen Irene Vaughan (April 24, 1915 - December 20, 1995)Joseph M. Vaughan (December 8, 1913 - July 19, 1991)
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