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Name: Carolyn Olson (
Date: 11/30/2010 12:54:08 AM
Subject: Memories of Anna
I last saw Anna at Faith Baptist on Sunday evening, Oct. 24th. After the service I noticed her across the aisle. When visiting a new church it is comforting to see a familiar face. My husband, Kevin, and I were able to speak with Anna for a few minutes and meet her mom. Anna was warm and gracious and friendly as usual. I also remember her at Adat Yeshus, moreso at the previous location, cleaning up after the noshes in that large kitchen. She definitely had the gift of helps. In the services she would sit towards the front and listen intently to every word Michael Brown was saying. Anna was more than an example to me, she was a true inspiration. My heart breaks for her children and other family members. Anna and Kimiko are welcomed and loved in heaven and are still very loved and missed on earth.

Name: Sherby %26 Liz Dettering (
Date: 11/24/2010 11:22:54 PM
Subject: Cherished memories of Anna %26 her mom…
Please accept our deep felt condolences, Mike and Elizabeth. My mom is so heartbroken over the loss of her dear friend, Anna. I will remember them both, especially the way Anna lived her life and served our Lord Jesus.

Name: Stephanie %26 Dan Dworsky (
Date: 11/23/2010 6:01:37 PM
Subject: The Best Neighbor
Anna was the sweetest, most kind woman Danny and I had ever met! And she was such a great neighbor! She was so friendly and always had a big smile on her face! Danny has been neighbors with Anna for 10 years and me for the last 5. We watched out for each other! Danny even decided not to put a fence up between our houses because he said it made Anna feel safer without it! She shared her amazing fruit with us from her fruit trees, which we frequently saw her and her adorable mother Kimiko picking and working in the garden! We would always apologize to Anna because our cats would love to just welcome themselves into her backyard, but she would always assure us that it was okay and that she liked them and would make sure they were okay! She was a wonderful, kind, loving and very special woman! There is no doubt that she and Kimiko are in the most wonderful place right now! And we promise to continue to keep and eye on her home and make sure it is safe! We will miss you so much Anna! Lots of love, Steph and Danny

Name: Kimiko Gleason (
Date: 11/23/2010 11:27:31 AM
Subject: Memories of Anna
I know Anna more than 25 years and worked together many many years. Anna helped me a lot when I had an accident and often pick up my sons from school and take care of them just like her own while I finished my work. She worked hard and never complained She was a great coworker and a friend. I will miss her. Elizabeth and Michael, I know that it is very hard for your that your mother and grandmother are gone so sudden. Our sincere condolences.

Name: Pat Dalbec (
Date: 11/22/2010 8:57:39 PM
Subject: Sorry for loss
Mike and Liz I am so sorry to her about your mom and grandmother. I still remember the smile your mother always had. My prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Bill Peters (
Date: 11/22/2010 2:55:57 PM
Subject: A Real Saint!
Anna was always smiling and handing out tracts. I remember at Family Camp back in the 1990s that she was down at the local laundermat with a good friend of her’s, Elma Luna (also a tract warrior), talking to the ladies. She was “instant in season and out of season.” We both served in the choir together and she was a real encouragement to all of us. Praise the Lord she is with our Saviour, Jesus Christ, and enjoying His presence! We all look forward to seeing her and her mother again!

Name: Mike Saiz (
Date: 11/22/2010 12:32:32 PM
Subject: Sorry for your loss.
Mike, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thought’s and prayers go out to you and your family. Mike Saiz

Name: Dan Kolker (
Date: 11/21/2010 10:50:03 PM
Subject: A friend missed
When a friend told me that Anna had died, I couldn’t place the face with the name. I attended a congregation with her several years back and had lost touch with her. When I saw her picture the memories came pouring back. What a beautiful, kind, and caring woman she was – what a saint. She was a warrior on God’s battlefield and her evangelism was an example for all of us to follow. I’ll see her in heaven. Thank you, Anna.

Name: Andrea (Slosberg) Proulx (
Date: 11/19/2010 10:22:46 PM
Subject: memories of Anna
Anna was my family’s neighbor for many, many years. She was a kind and sweet lady who always took the time to stop and talk, making me feel as if speaking with me was the most important thing she had to do that day. I remember the care she took with her garden and how she would bring us fruit from her trees, especially sweet and delicious pomegranates. She was a very spiritual lady and her strong beliefs guided her time on this Earth. I am so sorry to hear of her passing; she will be greatly missed. Michael & Elizabeth, my thoughts are with you.

Name: Pamela (Beem) Willars (
Date: 11/18/2010 12:46:44 PM
Subject: Always looked out for me
She always had a smile and was gentle and kind. I remember many times as it became later and later as I waited to be picked up from school. Anna refused to let me stay there alone, insisting on waiting with me until one of my parents arrived regardless of long it took. This was just one of the many ways that she looked after me. Sometimes I think I spent more time at her house than I did mine. I have many, many good memories of my time in the Koval household.

Name: Cynthia Stephen (
Date: 11/17/2010 5:11:10 PM
Subject: Anna Koval %26 Kimiko Fujioki
Peace and blessings to the family of Anna Koval & Kimiko Fujioki… Love is an attitude and a prayer, For someone in sorrow, a heart in despair… The Lord has promised to prepare, a place in heaven above… A Home where we will always be with Him and those we Love.Therefore as Jesus said to us in the Word of God… “Let not your heart be troubled.. in my Father’s house are many places to live. I am going there to prepare a place for you…and since I am going and preparing a place for you, I will return to take you with me; so that where I am , You may also Be”(John 14:1-3).

Name: Gladys Rodriguez (
Date: 11/16/2010 5:53:09 PM
Subject: Blessed Life
My family and I had the honor of knowing her. We will miss her and thank her so much for the time, stories, recipies, encoragement, we received from her. We love her and she is part of us. Thank God for ladies like her.

Name: Joyce Cattenhead (
Date: 11/15/2010 7:20:38 PM
Subject: Angel on Earth
I knew Anna for only a short while, but she has left more of a mark on my life than some I’ve known for much longer. She embodied what I believe a true Christian should be..’to be Christ-like”. I am thankful to God for her life and how she shared it with so many, including my husband and I. Her quiet but bold spirit eluminated from her face and smile and how she lived her life. I pray that I, in some way before my life is over, can be more like Anna. My deepest condolences to her children and family. May God bless you and keep you!

Name: sandy (
Date: 11/15/2010 6:48:11 PM
Subject: In my thoughts and prayers
Liz, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can only hope this will bring you some sort of comfort to your hearts. “Weeping and aching, I longed to honor your passing. I longed to honor your life. searching everywhere, I found only one answer. Honor myself. become all that I am. and carry you inside that beauty”. My most hearfelt condolences.

Name: Rhonda Gordon (
Date: 11/15/2010 12:52:25 PM
Subject: Beautiful Anna
Anna danced with me. She gave me a beautiful Bible cover for my Bible which I will cherish forever. The last time I saw her, she gave me a message almost from the Lord, to enjoy my time with the baby. She also told me about a nutrition book. She always helped out with a gentle and meek spirit. She was really a Godly woman! I know she is with the Lord right now! She was very close to Him!

Name: Zeyen Family (
Date: 11/15/2010 8:40:17 AM
Subject: Our Condolences
Hearing the news about your mother Anna and your grandmother Kimiko we are very sad for your family; please accept our condolences. Everyone who loved them will miss them very much!! We grieve, but we are not grieving like the world who has no hope. Anna lived with a peace that passes understanding and with true joy (Which was reflected in that beautiful smile)!! We know that there is only more of the same awaiting those who put all their trust in the G-d of Israel and His Messiah Yeshua. We know there is a reward for those who serve with love in response to what He has done for us!! Our friend and sister in the Lord has left us with an amazing example of how anyone can wisely use their time in His service!! Let us who remain be encouraged by Anna’s example and heartily serve the Lord with joy like her!! We look forward to rejoicing with Anna and her dear mother again when we meet and never have to say goodbye.

Name: Beth Garfinkel (
Date: 11/14/2010 11:28:20 PM
Subject: Condolences
I am praying for your family as you all endure this painful time…I wish you all peace.

Name: chris suard (
Date: 11/14/2010 10:14:45 PM
Subject: goodbye anna and kimiko
Anna and I shared a birthday, February 24th. The years of our fellowship at adat y’shua were made more special by anna’s presence their. When she brought her mom on friday nights I was always reminded how important our loved ones are and was grateful for the special relationship they shared. Anna invited us to visit Faith Baptist Church several times and my wife Molly went. I resisted then and now several years later my children are playing sports with the school there and we have visited for services and bible studies. Her discernment was always very good and I believe it was because she chose to abide in her Lord. The spirit of Christ was exemplified by her words and her actions. My family will miss you very much. Love Chris, Molly and Family

Name: Sara Zakarian Trevino (
Date: 11/14/2010 10:06:14 PM
Subject: Our Sympathies
Elizabeth and Michael, we were sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. They were truly remarkable women. We always will remember your mother working with our kids in Sunday School and what a blessing she was to our family over the years. You and your family are in our prayers

Name: Kevin Cattenhead (
Date: 11/13/2010 10:57:03 PM
Subject: Our Siympathies
We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy for Anna and Kimko. I met Anna at Messiah Baptist Church where she attended regularly. We became friends when she discussed with me some tracts that she wanted to hand out in the neighborhood. With approval I began printing our Church name, address and directions on the tracts provided By Anna. I also had a chance to meet her Mother on a few occasions. We used to talk about Jesus Christ and heaven. She mentioned that delivering tracts to homes was what God wanted her to do. She gave out more than 18,000 over the last 10 months. Her and her mom used to go out daily. I am sure thats what they were doing that day. May the Lord bless the family and I know that I will see her again. She loved Jesus Christ.

Name: Steve Labins (
Date: 11/13/2010 8:27:52 PM
Subject: Compassion and comfort
Elizabeth and Michael, I am so sorry for the sudden, sad loss of your mom and grandmother. She was a good sister in the Lord, and I was inspired by her. I pray that you would find extraordinary peace from the Almighty Comforter. I love you both.

Name: Barbara Larson (
Date: 11/13/2010 5:55:50 PM
Subject: She will be missed.
Anna was a joyful soul-winner, a sweet Sunday school teacher, an AWANA worker who made a lasting impression on me and my family. She was so happy the day she told us her mother had received the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. I know they are both in Heaven rejoicing together. They will be missed here.

Date: 11/13/2010 4:40:25 PM
Subject: to the family of Sister Anna
On behalf of our Pastor Perry Jones and the entire members of Messiah Baptist Church, I wish to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of Sister Anna. As the director of Christain education here at the church I’ve worked closely with Sister Anna supplying her with the church tracs she paased out to everyone she met spreading the GOOD NEWS of our Lord Jesus Christ. My heart is sadden by the loss of our number 1 evangelist. Then I rejoice knowing she is gone to be with the Lord and to serve Him for all eternity. We will surely miss her smile and Christian Spirit. If there is anything you like for me or the church to do please do not hesitate to call me at 310-348-8281 or my cell at 310-699-8611. We are praying for the family

Name: Marlinda Karo (
Date: 11/13/2010 1:44:36 PM
Subject: What I learned from Anna
When God made Anna… He did so with a purpose and a plan. Anna was delightful, servant-hearted, joyous, and always smiling such a sweet dear Godly woman and I am going to miss her. To the family: Comfort for your sorrow, courage for each day, Strength to face this journey, His Word to light your way, His peace to fill your heart, although you may not understand, And his love to hold you gently in the hollow of His hand. May the peace God’s promise offers help to ease your grief today… And may He always be beside you as you go along life’s way. With Sympathy and Prayers, ~Marlinda

Name: Lisa Furia (
Date: 11/13/2010 8:08:11 AM
Subject: Anna, my other mother
I will always remember Anna as my other mother. Since I spent so much time with Liz during jr and sr high school, I considered her my other Mom. There will always be a special place in my heart for Anna.

Name: Jose Yam (
Date: 11/12/2010 1:30:04 PM
Subject: In memory of Anna %26 her Mother
Few people know of Anna’s service at church as I did, she often was one of the few to left last and her service, she always did it with a smile on her face. A woman of prayer, and a solid believer, she always was witnessing to all who came in contact with her. Her love for others was so contagious, A gem who though she is gone with the Lord will always shine in our hearts. Receive my most heartfelt condolences to those who are left behind Jose Yam

Name: Erika Marais (
Date: 11/12/2010 1:16:36 AM
Subject: Remembering Anna
Your mother was truly an exceptional human being, she was an amazing lady, she always had a kind word and warm smile. She was sweet, loving, caring, godly and beautiful inside and out. I’m happy I had the honor of knowing your mother, she taught me a lot of things through her wisdom and love of Christ, I will miss her for now but I have the comfort to know that one day I will see her smiley face again in heaven.

Name: Andrea Salas (
Date: 11/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
Subject: dear friend
Anna, If we could only speak again… I’d let you know that you touched my heart. I’m still in shock right now, but I know that someday, I will see you again and we will share all the beautiful things of the Lord together like we did here only a couple of weeks ago. I’m so happy to know you that you are not in pain, but with our Creator, Lord, Savior and King, Yeshua HaMoshiach. Anna, you will be greatly missed. Love your friend, Andrea

Name: Lisa Cohen (
Date: 11/11/2010 11:32:52 PM
Subject: We are so sad!
Anna Koval was truly a saint. I am so shocked and saddened to hear how brutal her death was. She constantly gave to others. She was the type of person who, when she went to the store, would prayerfully think of someone else she could bless with groceries. Many times she would show up at my house with some fruit, and once with a case of Top Ramen. She helped people understand how to have a better diet. She prayed for people who had problems. When she came to breakfast, you could find her quickly in the kitchen cleaning everything. She was humble, always smiled, and showed respect to every person. She loved her children and prayed fervently for her parents. She served in church doing the jobs that no one else wanted to do. The carelessness of these drivers has caused a great loss in my life and in the lives of all who knew and loved her and her mom. She was an example of a servant-hearted person for me and for my children. We will always remember you Anna, and one day we will see that radiant smile in heaven.

Name: Danny %26 Ely Sciupac (
Date: 11/11/2010 5:13:47 PM
Subject: In Memoriam
In an email sent to us a year ago Anna wrote among other beautiful words: “It is awesome and so comforting to know that our Almighty invisible loving hands of creator is with us 24 hours each day of our lives, because He cares for his own sheep.” Anna and Kimiko: while you left us in sorrow, we imagine the angels rejoicing as they see both of you in the presence of the Lord! “Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come.” (Isaiah 57:1 – NLT)

Name: Michael Brown (
Date: 11/11/2010 4:59:34 AM
Subject: Sincerest Condolences
Mike and Elizabeth, On behalf of Adat Y’shua Messianic Jewish congregation, our sincerest condolences on your mom, Anna, and grandmother, Kimiko’s, recent passing. We pray for comfort and strength for all of your families during this challenging time. As you said, your mom is in a better place with the Lord now and is rejoicing in her Savior, Whom she so faithfully served. I know though that she and your grandmother miss all of you.

Name: Mike Koval (
Date: 11/11/2010 4:53:57 AM
Subject: Share your memories of Anna Koval
Use this area to share your memories with Anna Koval

Some additional Comments left on the CBS news website:

They are with the Lord, Anna was a strong believer.

November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm |

Lisa Opton Cohen

Anna Koval was truly a saint. I am so sad to hear how brutal her death was. She constantly gave to others. She was the type of person who, when she went to the store, would prayerfully think of someone else she could bless with groceries. Many times she would show up at my house with some fruit, and once with a case of Top Ramen. She helped people understand how to have a better diet. She prayed for people who had problems. When she came to breakfast, you could find her quickly in the kitchen cleaning everything. She was humble, always smiled, and showed respect to every person. The carelessness of these drivers has caused a great loss in my life and in the lives of all who knew and loved her and her mom. We will always remember you Anna.

November 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm |

James Kim

Mrs. Koval always had a smile and a tender hello. In all my years of knowing her, she always brightened my day when i saw her, she was the kind of person that put the joy back in your life.

November 12, 2010 at 7:20 am |

Marge Mar

Dear Anna
We’ll miss you so.Awoman of God,a true warrior for the cause of Christ and responsible for inluencing hundreds for her precious Savior. We’ll meet in heaven,Anna.

November 13, 2010 at 8:12 am |

Barb Larson

A dear woman. She will be sweetly remembered.

November 13, 2010 at 11:21 am |

Deacon Sam Omotosho

Anna frequently attended our church(Messiah Baptist Church on Adams) she was a devoted witness for the Lord Jesus Christ by passing out tracs to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. She gave out over fifteen thousand tracs to people in her sorrounding areas. I have no doubt she is with the Lord. Our prayers are with the family she left behind. May the provide for all your needs according to His riches in Glory.

November 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

Ciane Lynn

I can’t believe Anna is gone – she was my friend, working together, singing together – she handed out thousands of gospel tracts because she was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.

November 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

Pam Pentland

“For me to live is Christ and, to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 Anna lived for God because she loves Him so much. She is in a much better place, and I am happy for her and her mom (who received Christ as her Saviour last spring). I will miss her, and my prayers and sympathy are for her loved ones.

November 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm |

Rhonda Gordon

God’s timing is perfect. I am sure she is dancing with the Lord right now! She was one of the most beautiful Godly women I know!

November 15, 2010 at 9:37 am |

m. zakarian

Anna was a lovely and gracious lady. She was such a blessing to my family, to my children and my grandchildren. She was always striving to do God’s will. She was always a faithful witness for the Lord. She and her mother are now with the Lord. My prayers go out to her loved ones.

November 16, 2010 at 12:09 am |

Pam Wirtanen

My husband and I would like to send our heartfelt condolence to you both. To lose your mother and grandmother in one day is a great deal of sorrow. We did not know your grandmother, but we have known Anna for many years at Faith Baptist. She was a tireless witness for her Lord, and a great woman of God. She will be sorely missed.

Because of Christ,
Norm and Pam Wirtanen

November 16, 2010 at 2:37 pm |


Ana, my good friend is gone. My heart is heavy of sorrow. She was that little candle shining, she was like a glass of water in the middle of the dessert.
Ana’s family please receive my condolence.

November 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

Dan Kolker

When a friend told me Anna died, I could not place the person to the name. When I saw her picture, it all came flooding back to me. Indeed, she was a godly woman, always with a smile. She cared greatly for others and I remember that she handed out so many tracts, doing great works for God. I am truly saddened.

November 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm |

Liz Dettering-Griffith

My mother (Sherby Dettering) and I are absolutely heartbroken. Anna was so sweet and humble. My mother and I last spoke to her recently at Faith Baptist after church services. She was beaming that her mother had accepted Christ. I pray that the Lord send His angels to comfort Anna’s children and grandchildren. I will always remember you Anna and how you worked so hard to lead many to Christ.

November 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm |

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