LeeAnn Frazee Hiber
August 4, 1934 – August 11, 2021
LeeAnn passed away at the age of 87. She was born in San Diego, CA, to Samuel Robert and Jean Utt Frazee and lived there her entire life. She is survived by her youngest brother, Robert (Bob) Frazee, her three daughters, Sarah (Allyson), Cindy (Braun), Cathy (Nevins), 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and her husband, John Koca. She was preceded in death by both parents and her brother, Nicholas (Nick) Frazee.After graduating from San Diego High School in 1952, she attended Stanford University. While attending Stanford, she met Harvey Hiber. After graduating in June, 1956, she and Harvey were married one month later in July, 1956. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Sarah, in May, 1957. Less than two years later, in February, 1959, they welcomed their identical twin daughters to their family, Cindy and Cathy.While her children were toddlers, she taught for two years at Francis Parker Elementary School, helping put her husband through Law School. After that time, she was a full-time housewife for more than 15 years. In 1987, she attended Point Loma Nazarene College and obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling in 1989, after which she worked at an Elementary school for two years as a Guidance Counselor.While LeeAnn was in early elementary school, her family lived in Bonita for a time and LeeAnn learned how to ride and care for horses. She was always passionate about riding. She was also an avid tennis player and played regularly at Morley Field for many years. When LeeAnn was finishing up elementary school, her family moved to Mission Hills. During that time, they became actively involved with the San Diego Yacht Club, giving LeeAnn the opportunity to learn how to sail. She and her family spent many summers vacationing on the family boat at Catalina Island.As she got older, she spent much of her free time in the summer months swimming and body surfing. She also spent a lot of her time attending Bible studies, prayer groups, and going to her local church. Throughout her life, she maintained friendships with many of her childhood, high school, and college friends. She was very involved with her grandchildren’s lives she loved watching them play sports, playing Snow White with them, having tea parties with her granddaughters, and much more. In 2006, she married John Koca, where they lived in her house in Point Loma. She was moved to a Memory Care Facility in Encinitas, Silverado, in May, 2018, and lived there until her passing.She was quick to smile and loved talking to people! LeeAnn will be greatly missed, as she was a bright light in the lives of those she loved.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Sep. 12, 2021.