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January 17, 1933 - July 9, 2015 Born at home in Kellogg, Minnesota to Lloyd and Anastasia Freese during the height of the depression, Ann Elizabeth was the fourth of six children; brothers Lloyd and Paul, and sisters Rose, Sara and Lolly. Surrounded by love, literature, and tales of the world spun by her Irish mother, Ann embraced a vison of a grander life, then set out to make it happen. Ann, working her way through college, graduated from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles in 1954. A few weeks in the convent convinced her that life as a nun was not her path, Ann soon met Richard Holland, a recently returned Korean veteran at the home of her college friend Mary Holland. It was love at first sight. Ann and Rich Holland had their desired large family of Richard, William, Patricia, Steven, Daniel, Thomas, Elizabeth and Robert. For nearly 50 years together they enjoyed homes in Newport Beach and June Lake, trips around the globe, State Dinners and throwing great parties for family and friends. Ann was an active member of the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic community up to a couple months before her death on July 9 of complications stemming from emphysema. She was surrounded by all eight of her children and many of her grandchildren. A brilliant woman with a biting wit, Ann was also a compassionate listener who was loved by all she came in contact with. Ann is survived by her sister Sara, all of her children, her grandchildren Jake and Nik Suppa, Anastasia Holland, Samuel and Michaela Holland, Kaija and Benjamin Holland, Jack, Ryan and Katherine Holland, Emma, Henry and Will Holland, Isabella, Alessandra and Thomas Nova, and great grandchildren Gavin and Adalynn Suppa. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Monday July 13, with a funeral Mass scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday July 14. Both will take place at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 11 to July 12, 2015
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