Lawrence Jeffrey Kolch, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on December 7, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born on November 8, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico..
As an adult, he preferred to be called Jeffrey. He served his country in the United States Air Force, and lived in many places throughout the world, including Germany, Japan and several different states. He was formerly united in love with Chad Kenney. Jeffrey was charming and adventuresome, making friends easily everywhere he went. He was creative, with a love for gardening, cooking and building things. He had no fear of the unknown, preferring instead to charge forward and then see how it worked out. Toward the end of his life, he spent many happy hours with his friend Sandra Claymore and her daughter Ashley Rolshoven-Loveless.
He is survived by his parents Paul Stuart Kolch and Zelma Trujillo Kolch. His surviving siblings are Michael Stuart Kolch and Camille Marie Accountius (spouse Richard).
Jeffrey will be dearly missed by his nephew Major Joseph Conrad Accountius, USMC (spouse Erica), child Bennett, niece Kristen Rae Puma (spouse JP), children Ashlyn and Leonardo, and nephew Andrew Stuart Accountius (spouse Taylor), children Brooks and Camden and by aunts, uncles and cousins, too many to name.
Jeffrey is preceded in death by his grandparents Antonio and Lydia (Lily) Trujillo, Paul and Lillian Kolch and his brother Paul Anthony Kolch.
Burial services will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery, on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM.