In Memory

Rex Kocherhans

Rex Kocherhans

Played for the band London Bridge and he sang for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Rex Croft Kocherhans


Rex Croft Kocherhans passed away in Provo, Utah on June 27, 2010 due to heart complications caused by a sudden illness. He was a loving husband, devoted father, loyal friend, and a shining example of goodness to the world.

Rex was born February 10, 1954 in Lovell, Wyoming to John Rex and Mary Croft Kocherhans, the 4th of 11 children. As a child, he was an outstanding athlete but was unable to continue playing sports when he was diagnosed with a heart defect at age 12. He then turned his passions to music. At age 16 he started the rock band London Bridge with his brother Jeff that eventually signed with Capitol Records and toured nationwide. He graduated from Orem High School and served an LDS mission in Los Angeles, California. On July 9, 1976, he married the love of his life, Jan, in the Los Angeles, California LDS Temple. Despite its inherited defects, Rex's heart overflowed with love, kindness, and generosity. He was a gifted therapist at Cottontree Family Practice and loved his colleagues there. Through his work, he helped save many marriages and lives. He had a warm, infectious laugh and the kindest smile. He was a talented musician and blessed his children's lives with a passion for music. He had a beautiful baritone voice and was a talented guitarist. He greatly enjoyed singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and performed lead roles in community theater productions. He loved to fish, took pleasure in keeping a beautiful yard, and was an avid BYU sports fan. He was a jack of all trades and was always eager to help when a car or cupboard door needed fixing. He was a faithful member of the LDS church throughout his life and served faithfully in many callings. Rex will be dearly missed by his beloved wife Jan, his 8 children: Rex Jr. (Kate) Kocherhans, Becky (Andy) Johnson, Haley (Matt) Gibby, Cody, Brett, Katie, Kyle, McKenzie, 8 grandchildren, his mother and 10 siblings.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 1 at the Heatheridge Stake Center, 450 E 2000 N, Orem, at 11:00 AM. Friends may call at the stake center Wednesday, June 31 from 6-8 PM and Thursday prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 AM . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rex Kocherhans Family Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

Rex Kocherhans (left) with London Bridge in 1972 in Hollywood Hills, California; pictured here with Glen Jaspring (center) and brother Jeff Kocherhans (right).

Rex Kocherhans playing acoustic rhythm guitar with London Bridge.


London Bridge single in 1972 (Capitol Records) with Rex Kocherhans