NORMAN — AnnMarie Lovasz lost her long fought battle with cancer when she succumbed to complications Friday, June 6, 2014. She was born Jan. 3, 1971. AnnMarie, or “Annie” as most of her friends and family knew her, had successfully fought the dreaded disease for the past year. Annie died peacefully in the arms of her loving husband, Greg, the love of her life.
Annie and Greg were the songs of each other’s lives and they were just weeks away from their 20th wedding anniversary when tragedy came. AnnMarie lived each day in the moment in the joyful service to her family, community and her many friends. Annie was the consummate prayer warrior and advocate for all of those who faced similar life battles. Ann, as she fought her battle, could be found wrapped in one of her colorful scarves baking a meal or tray of cookies for those who were in similar turmoil.
Ann and Greg were the proud parents of twin boys, Nate and Zach, who are the love and joy of their lives. Annie faithfully supported her boys’ endeavors. She was always on the bleachers of their basketball and baseball games, of which they are the current reigning champions in both sports. She attended their championship game the week before her passing.
AnnMarie and Greg graduated from Norman High School in Norman — Ann as part of the class of 1989 and Greg as part of the class of 1988. During her senior year of high school, AnnMarie served as student class president and was chosen by her peers as homecoming queen. Annie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in journalism. It was there that she met Greg, her future husband, an accounting and finance major. They both worked in OU student services, recruiting future Sooners to the university, and gradually grew into each other’s lives. Each served in the OU Greek community, Annie as a Kappa Kappa Gamma and Greg as a Kappa Alpha.