Elva May Kuch passed away on April 27, 2020 at 7:30am.
She was born in Bremerton, WA on October 27, 1930 to Albert Luxton and Lola Murphy Luxton. She lived in various towns growing up…. Bremerton, Tahuah, Astoria… but mostly on the west side of Puget Sound. Her mother died early in her life, and she was adopted by her step-mom Alice Castle Luxton. She had two sisters, Myrna LaFazia and Grace Ashe.
Elva worked for several years at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard when she was in her early 20’s, and worked in the original “Red Barn” at Boeing in the early 1950’s. She loved the beach, dancing and music of many kinds.
After being set up by their best friends, she married David Kuch in Seattle, WA in 1957, and they lived in Seattle, eventually settling in SeaTac, WA in 1963. She had 5 children, Paul Kuch, Lynn Kuch Robbins, Donald Kuch, Ronald Kuch, and Janice Kuch Williams.
Elva was active for years at her church, Fellowship Bible Church, volunteering on multiple projects, being part of the Women’s Association, supporting missionaries, singing in the choir, acting in plays and leading VBS. She dedicated most of her years to raising kids serving as a member of the PTA, as a den mother for boy scouts, as a leader for Campfire girls, and doing countless other activities. She sang with a group called, “the Alpha Singers” for several years, singing at many churches and assisted living centers. She declared her “retirement” in 1995 – and she and her husband Dave of 62 years enjoyed visiting restaurants for dinner all around Seattle, and became friends with wait staff and restaurant owners all over the area. She made people feel welcome and loved, and her kids’ friends called her “mom”.
Elva went to be with the Lord quietly and peacefully at home in her sleep, with family close by. She is survived by her husband Dave Kuch of SeaTac, sister Myrna LaFazia of Poulsbo, sons Donald Kuch of SeaTac and Ronald Kuch (and wife Judy) of Wenatchee, daughters Lynn Robbins of Enumclaw and Janice Williams (and husband Charles) of SeaTac. She is also survived by grandchildren, Shanna Forney (and husband Mike), Danielle Robbins, David Robbins, and Alexander Kuch and her great grandchildren Mackenzie Forney and Ryan Forney. She was predeceased by her son Paul Kuch, parents Albert and Alice Luxton, and sister Grace Ashe.
Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery. Memorial services will be determined at a later date.
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Arrangements Entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle
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