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Linda Koch
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Linda (Sachiko Okada) Koch, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Ontario, Oregon following a long illness.

She was born in Kyoto, Japan on Feb. 1, 1928. She had two brothers and one sister, deceased.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Theodore Koch; a niece Machiko Carroll of Oakdale; one nephew Yuichiro Hirata and two nieces Ritsuko Iwatsu and Fusako Matsuo, all from Japan, plus numerous great nieces and great nephews.

She lived in the Oakdale area for many years and retired from Hersheys before moving to Oregon.

Anyone that ever had the joy of meeting Linda, never forgot what a caring loving person she was to be around. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon.

Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. Visit the website at

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Nov. 17, 2010