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Dr. Mary Catherine Jabara

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Jabara, Mary Catherine
Dr. Mary Catherine, nee Gregory, of Scottsdale, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. Born to Harold and Mary Jo Gregory on August 27, 1952 in St. Louis, MO, Cathy, as she was most commonly known, was a born teacher. Cathy attended Baylor University in Texas and Arizona State University where she completed her B.A. She then obtained her Master's and Doctorate at Northern Arizona University in International Education. Dr. Cathy then went on to have an illustrious teaching career that spanned the globe including Hong Kong, Africa and the United States. The majority of her teaching years were spent at Phoenix Union High School District, in particular North high School from 1989 - 2006. Most dear to her were her loving and caring relationships with her students, friends and colleagues. Her smile, spiritual wisdom, intelligence and witty sense of humor deeply touched all who knew her. Cathy is survived by her loving husband Ray, her parents, Harold and Mary Jo, sister Roberta, children Greg and Malaika, step-daughter Christine, daughter-in-law Sharee, brother-in-law John, nephews David and Paul, and six grandchildren, Harper Catherine, Sydney, Andy, William, Ben and Scott. Memorial service will be held at First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix, 3100 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix at 2PM, Sunday, April 28, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary Catherine's honor to the online or at: Desert Southwest, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com to place online condolences.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 24, 2013
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