In Memoriam : James Kocher

James G. Kocher - age: 62
(December 05, 1951 to January 07, 2014 )
Resident of Three Rivers, California

Visitation Information:
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 9:00 am to Noon followed by a Graveside Service at 2:00 PM at the Woodlake District Cemetery in Woodlake.

James G. Kocher
1951 – 2014

James (Jim) Kocher of Three Rivers died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Visalia following heart complications. He was 62 years of age.

Jim was born December 5, 1951 in Pasadena, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Wanda Kocher of Woodlake, CA. He is survived by his son Jeff (Jones) Kocher of Three Rivers, his brother Paul Kocher (Lynn) of Lake Havasu City, AZ and his sister Nadine Landstrom (Jeff) of Three Rivers.

During his illness, Jim was surrounded by the love and comradery of many friends and family members including his nephews Daniel (Boone) and Christopher Landstrom, nieces Katie Manning and Kellie Kocher as well as step children he has helped raise, Ronnie, Rhiannon, Casey, Stephanie and Jennifer. Jim was blessed over the years by affectionate relationships with soul mates Linda, Kerelyn and Margie. He was very fond of his close friends Jim, Ardi, Gary, Franni, and Harley as well as many others too numerous to mention.

Jim grew up in Covina, CA and worked as a machinist in Los Angeles for over 30 years. He moved to the Woodlake/Three Rivers area in 2007 when he retired. Jim loved the natural beauty of the area and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially along the Kaweah River. Jim owned a classic jet boat and was fond of cruising along the lake in the company of friends and family.

Jim loved to laugh and to share that laughter with everyone. He was extremely kind and generous and was always the first one to offer a helping hand or humorous advice. Jim was very quick witted and told a great story, especially with a small group to serve as an audience. His sense of humor was often touched with a bit of sarcasm, yet was never mean spirited.

Jim was taken from his loved ones much too soon at the age of 62. He touched many lives in a positive way and he will never be forgotten.