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Ann Kohler


1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Ann Kohler Obituary
January 1, 1927 - December 6, 2017 Born on January 1, 1927 in Livingston, CA, Ann was the youngest daughter of Joseph and Christina (Kopecky) Kohler. After graduating from Livingston High School, Ann joined the Catholic order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1947. Ann earned her BA degree from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, CA. She later received her MA in Religious Education from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. In the late 1960's, Ann was a voice for change within her order and visited many of the houses in California to collaborate with her sisters. By the early 1970's, Ann and many of her sisters were released from their religious vows to pursue independent lives. Ann remained close to many of her colleagues within and outside of the order. Through the 1970's, Ann taught adult education in San Jose, CA and assisted many students towards the achievement of their high school diploma. In 1979, Ann moved to Oceanside, CA where she and her close friend (and IHM alumnus) Teresa (Terry) Davis purchased a home on Pacific Avenue. Ann and Terry then opened and managed D'Ann's Dress Shop in San Marcos, CA. Ann loved life. Among her pastimes were caring for her garden and walking along the beach. She was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing the books that she had read. She was an excellent cook and took pleasure in sharing meals with family and friends. Following a bout with pneumonia, Ann, age 90, passed away quietly with friends and family at her side on December 6, 2017 in Oceanside, CA. She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Josephine Kohler. Ann is survived by her middle sister Kristina Haiker and by her lifelong friend Terry Davis. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. A memorial mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church in Oceanside at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2018. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to a .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 14, 2018
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