Kaydee Brielle Koch, age 20, passed away peacefully at her home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 13th, 2022. She was born on July 18th, 2001, at Rose Medical Center, to Paul and Lenee Koch. Kaydee was a 2019 graduate of Wheat Ridge High School and was attending Gonzaga University with aspirations of becoming a Physician Assistant (PA) in pediatric oncology.
Kaydee was the rock of her family, especially her two younger brothers whom she loved beyond measure. Travel was a passion for Kaydee, especially to Mexico and South America where she could utilize her bilingual skills. Kaydee was an athlete and played many sports growing up including, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and ultimately chose competitive volleyball as her passion. She enjoyed hanging out with friends and watching movies in her free time. Some of her favorite things in life were the TV show Friends, her dog Rio, the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team, and a love for being on the water whether it was a lake, river, or ocean.
Kaydee’s battle with pediatric bone cancer lasted 4 years. Her strength and positivity during the darkest of times was a testament to her bravery. Even as she endured chemo, radiation, surgeries, bone marrow biopsies, a stem cell transplant, blood and platelet transfusions, and a clinical trial she did it all with a beautiful smile and a witty sense of humor.
Everyone who knew Kaydee realized she was special. She was loved enormously in her short life and that love will carry us on until we see her again.
Kaydee is survived by her parents, Paul, and Lenee; her brothers Logan and Ryan; her maternal grandmother and her paternal grandparents; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service for Kaydee will be held at the University of Denver, Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Sunday June 12th, 2022. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. followed by a reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the life of a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the non-profit foundation Kaydee created prior to her passing. Project Sol Flower (
) provides bucket list wishes to terminally ill young adults as a way to spread joy in an otherwise dark time.
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