Virginia Ann Tielke Ix Vokoun
1932 - 2016
Peacefully Ann passed away September 29, 2016 with her beloved children by her side. Ann was born August 21, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to Maxwell H. Tielke and Virginia B. Tielke. Growing up in Cleveland, Ann graduate from Hathaway Brown and furthered her education at Marjorie Webster College in Washington D.C.. She married James D. Ix, a Korean veteran, and they had two children, Sharon Ix and James Ix. In 1959 Ann and Jim settled their family to Santa Barbara, California. After being widowed for many years, Ann married Joseph Vokoun, a long time friend. They spent many happy years together until his death in 1998. In her later years, Ann was blessed again by another gentleman, Philip Ruggeiro. They, too, had a very special relationship. She is survived by her two children, two granddaughters, Claire Grissom (Paul) and Margaux Gebers, two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Alice Grissom and her sister, Marylou Falzone. Ann will long be remembered for her positive attitude toward her friends, family and life. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held November 19, 2016.