Evangline “Vange” Koch, 97, died July 17. She was born March 21, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mrs. Koch taught arts and crafts, sewing and millinery in the Chicago Park District for 23 years.
She moved with her husband, Ralph Byron, in 1972 to Bradenton and enjoyed an active retirement for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Koch was a longtime member of CrossPointe Fellowship on Anna Maria Island. As an artist, she excelled in every medium she pursued, including watercolors, ceramics, glasswork, enameling, dollmaking, woodcarving and millinery.
A celebration of life was held July 27 at CrossPointe Fellowship Church, Holmes Beach.
She is survived by daughters Judith and husband Marion Duncan of Anna Maria and Dr. Sallie Lau and husband Russell Bacon of Bradenton; grandchildren Darcie Duncan of Holmes Beach, Melissa Rack of Knoxville, Tenn.,Troy and wife Kris Collins Frystak of Oregon City, Ore., and Tanya Frystak of Kaneohe, Hawaii; and great-grandchildren Jade, Caleb and Danae Rack, Kaipo Kiaaina, Taimane Hallums and Sawyer Frystak.