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Annette Marlene Koelzer

Annette Marlene Townsend Koelzer

June 1, 1962-January 20, 2020


Annette was born in Bakersfield to Bill and Lela Townsend. She lived most of her life here attending local schools and graduating from West High in 1980.

She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and California State University Bakersfield earning  Bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle church in Bakersfield.

Annette had a wacky sense of humor, was stubborn, sweet and loyal and family oriented. She worked in the family business and helped her mother.

She loved the beach, the ocean and all animals especially dogs, horses and monkeys. Annette loved her '95 Mazda Miata and rock and roll music!

Left to cherish her memory is her big sister Linda, her brother-in-law Kelly and her niece Katherine. She is also survived by cousins, an aunt Roberta in Missouri and her friend Eric in Arizona.

We loved her and we will miss her.

Funeral services will be private.

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Oh my sweet and dear old friend Annette. I am broken hearted by your loss. We had so many wonderful, wacky and fun times together. I regret that we lost touch and your loss is a reminder of how tenuous life is. Im sorry youre gone and we will never get a chance to catch up. I will always remember the trips we took with your dad to Newport and Disneyland, the dozen trips to Magic Mountain, the trip to Carmel with my parents. I smile when I remember you getting your new Trans Am before your 16th birthday and all the day trips we took to Pismo. I cannot listen to Supertramp without thinking of you. Grad Night at Disneyland was a blast! Sneaking out of the graduation night event and seeing my parents and telling them we were running home to get you some comfortable shoes. Ha! Sitting in your room on your waterbed in junior high calling boys on the phone. All the fun at Roller Towne. You were the best at cleaning that darned ice cream machine! All the boys. The music. Those summers. You were a huge part of my growing up and you will always be in my heart. I dont know where life took you, but I pray you were happy. Youre gone too soon, but I guess God needed you. Ill be keeping your memory close. I didnt know I could miss someone I hadnt seen in years this much. Goodbye my friend.

Brenda (Stainfield) Shea Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM