Cornelia Koke lived a full life and will never be forgotten for her smile, laughter and beautiful accent. Born in Leerdam, Holland, in 1928, she emigrated with her husband, Albertus Koke, to New Zealand, America, Australia then back to America, finally settling down in Goleta, California. When Connie wasn’t busy raising her three sons, she was an avid baker, loved to garden, and spent her evenings crocheting and knitting clothes and blankets for her children, grandchildren, and later for numerus charities.
She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Rob and Renee, Ed and Debbie, and Rene and Marisa, seven grandchildren, Danielle and her husband Matt and their son Sutter, Vanessa, Miranda and her fiancé Mike, Olivia and her husband Sean, Erica, Alex, and Connor.
Although she will be dearly missed, she is now reunited with her husband of sixty-four years in heaven.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Serenity House, 930 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 6th 1:30 pm Goleta Valley Church 595 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta