Ann Stipher

Ann Stipher

June 23, 1947 - August 29, 2016


Ann Wilkinson Stipher, 69, passed away at 7:00am, on Monday August 29 after a long battle with cancer.

Ann was born in LaPorte, IN on June 23, 1947 to Jeanne and Ken Wilkinson. She was raised in South Bend, IN with her five siblings. Ann attended Ball State University and then became a flight attendant for TWA.

Ann and Steve Stipher were married on April 8, 1972 in Indiana. They resided in Phoenix, AZ and Danville, CA before settling to raise their family in Mission Viejo, CA where they have lived for the past 30 years.

There was nothing Ann loved more than her family. She was a devoted, loving and loyal wife, mother and grandmother. She and Steve were best friends and spent 44 years together living life side by side. After growing up in a large family and taking care of her younger siblings, Ann knew she wanted to be a mother. Raising Jason, Amy and Ryan was her greatest joy and motherhood suited her perfectly. As much as she loved being a mom, being a grandmother was her ultimate delight. She spent countless hours with each of her four grandchildren, spoiling them with the gift of unconditional love. She was active and fun, always taking them on adventures to the park, pool or the lake. She enjoyed having them spend the night, going to the movies and treating them to ice cream. She was an important and special part of their lives.

Ann also loved her home. Whether she was doing a woodworking project, planting in her garden or cooking a meal for her loved ones, she was as creative and handy as they come.

Surviving along with her husband Steve are her three children: Jason (Beth) Stipher of Laguna Niguel, CA Amy (Dave) Loros of Costa Mesa, CA and Ryan (Rae) Stipher of Anchorage, AK. She is also survived by four grandchildren who were the light of her life: Luka (8), Lilly (7), Finley (5) and Olivia (3).

A funeral mass will be held at St. Killian’s Church in Mission Viejo, CA on Tuesday, September 27, at 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to City of Hope. City of Hope is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer. To honor Ann’s memory please visit this link or call 866-693-HOPE (4673).

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15 responses to Ann Stipher

  1. brandi rork says:

    I held Anne’s hands every two weeks as I did her nails for the last 15 years. She shared with me her lovely family in her stories and in person. What a loving wife ,daughter, mother and grandmother! She loved you all so much:heart:She was a blessing to us all , but her family was her greatest blessing. She will forever live in our hearts:heart:

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  3. Susan Morse says:

    Jason, Steve and family of Ann’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.
    I do get a smile on my face when I recall the great times and conversations we had just sitting day after day on hard benches in gyms watching basketball. Wouldn’t trade them for anything! Lovely lady, mother, grandmother and friend.
    Rest in Peace,
    Jack and Susan Morse

  4. Tim Morse says:

    So many great memories growing up in the Stipher household. Ann was the matriach of an amazing family, always full of selfless love and hospitality. She was quick with hug, a fresh cooked meal or the occasional political commnetary 🙂 How I loved those days. Her smile and beauty were infectious and her kids are a true representation. With love for the entire Stipher family. Rest In Paradise Ann.

  5. Amy Turpin says:

    To all of the Stipher Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ann is such a beautiful and caring person. I loved seeing her come to the football and baseball games cheering on Luka. She always had a smile on her face. She was also a big help to me when I was going through breast cancer last year. She is a true Angel and her light will shine forever.
    Rest in Peace,
    The Turpin Family

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