ESCANABA - Kathleen Marie Dubord, 57, of 5003 L.15 Lane, Escanaba, (Ford River) completed her earthly journey on Monday, June 14, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. Kathy was very dedicated to assisting and consistently remaining in touch with her family members and friends. Sharing our life with Kathy has been a positive, loving experience. While we will miss her, we have benefited from her attention and the love expressed to us in our life. She will remain in our lives, continuing to help support us from the realm of heaven above now. During her life, Kathy accomplished many significant goals.
Kathy was born in Escanaba on Oct. 21, 1952, graduating from Escanaba High School in 1971.
Kathy began her working career with Michigan Bell and then returned to being a student, attending Northern Michigan University in Marquette graduating cum laude in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in accounting. She promptly passed the CPA exam incorporating this knowledge throughout the remainder of her personal life, as well as in a few business positions. Eventually, Kathy decided to ascend a new journey incorporating her desire to learn a pathway to help herself, as well as assist others. This was the most significant journey chosen by Kathy, as well as for others who received and benefited from her healing skills. Initially, she became a Licensed Reflexologist and then chose to enhance her healing skills by becoming a Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner.
Kathleen Marie Dubord
Kathy was very instrumental in helping to initiate a program call "Harmony for the Hungry" in Green Bay, Wis., providing an opportunity to assist those who suffered with health issues to experience JSJ. Kathy sincerely felt that this route was her ultimate calling and she loved to share it by serving others. Many described her ability to help enhance their bodily energy as the "Touch of an Angel." She also hosted self-help classes in Escanaba introducing this practice to the community.
Kathy was also a talented artist using her intuitive insight to paint beautiful pictures. She loved playing the piano and her dad's accordion. She loved to sing and sang with the "Uptown Girls." She studied to be a "Master Gardener" and enjoyed her time spent outside growing fruits and vegetables. She also participated in Toastmasters to increase her confidence in expressing herself.
Kathy is survived by her loving soul mate, Michael Englund of Ford River; and family members, mother, Rita Dubord of Escanaba; brothers and sisters, Susan (Jim) Allen of Green Bay, Wis., Gary (Shirley) Dubord of Bark River, Dennis (Diane) Dubord of Bark River, and Jean (Randy Shaum) Dubord of Two Rivers, Wis.; nephews and nieces, Steve and Julie Allen, Holly Brimmer and Brad Dubord, and Trisha, Jennifer and Kurt Dubord. She is also survived by Mike's family; his parents, Richard and Sharon Englund of Ford River; his brother and sister, Richard (Sue) England of Escanaba and Janet Brailey of Florida; and his nieces and nephews, Eli, Trevor, Austin, Nick, Jasmine, Taylor, Nicole and Danny.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Clifford "Kayo" Dubord and special dog, Chowee.
The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation on Tuesday, June 22, from 2 to 5 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Kathy Dubord's life will be at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Burial will be in West Ford Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.