Ann Louise Kokesh

  • Born: March 21, 1940
  • Died: September 13, 2014
  • Location: El Granada, California

Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel - FD-40

645 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Tel. (650) 726-4474

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ann Louise Kokesh
March 21, 1940 - September 12, 2014
Resident of El Granada

Ann "Umma Annie" (Pomi) (Dewlaney) Kokesh, is now peacefully amongst the angels, suffering no longer. She was a friend to everyone, and shared kind, positive words on a daily basis; an extremely proud, loving mother and grandmother (Umma); a dedicated, loving wife; a workhorse for the Redwood City School District for over 25 years; a fashionista, who matched her shoes perfectly to each outfit she wore; a doggy mom; a fabulous gardener; a fisherman (woman), who hauled in a tuna that weighed way more than her; a positive, inspirational force against her horrible disease, lymphoma, for almost 20 years! She was an inspirational role model and had an incredible amount of strength and tenacious attitude towards all things that confronted her. Her smile and spirit will continue to shine bright in the many lives she touched. Annie is survived by her husband, James Kokesh; her two sons, Bill and Dennis (Patricia) Dewlaney; daughter, Sherolyn (George) Mejia; four precious grandchildren, Andrew Dewlaney, Kristin, Karissa and Kailynn Mejia; brother, Donald (Kathy) Pomi; and a number of relatives and very close friends. Annie cherished the memories of those who preceded her in death, including her parents, Albert and Florence Pomi; her brother, Henry Pomi; her sister, Susan Smith; her mother- in-law, Margaret Kokesh, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was a gift to all who knew her and she will definitely be missed by all.

Private graveside services will be held at Mt Hope Cemetery in Pescadero.
Celebration of Annie's Life will be held in December 2014

In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society Non- Hodgkin Lymphoma Research is‎

If you would like to offer condolences to Annie's family or share your memories please visit Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Truly the definition of a role model -- seeing and knowing her love for her children and grandchildren will always remind me of the kind of person we should all strive to be like. She made me a part of the family and kept me in it regardless of any other circumstances...her ability to care for people unconditionally was remarkable. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Linda Dewlaney - Fremont, CA   September 25, 2014


My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the cherished memories they hold of Ann.


Devon Simpson

Posted by Devon Simpson - Portland, OR - Friend of family   September 24, 2014

I am so glad to have known you Annie, and feel I am a better person for that .
You touched so many hearts and will be greatly missed.
My condolences to Jim and you children and grandchildren.
Rest in Peace dear friend.


Posted by Judy Teixeira - Angels Camo, CA - old friend   September 21, 2014

My memories of your mom always start with her beautiful warm smile. She was as beautiful inside as out.

Posted by Susan Nathan - Fremont, CA - friend   September 20, 2014

Thank you Momma for the everlasting memories you have given me. I love you and miss you so much. Love, Sherolyn

Posted by Sherolyn Mejia - Fremont, CA - Daughter   September 20, 2014