Kathy Elaine Adamich (1951 - 2017)

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Kathy Elaine Adamich passed away at her home surrounded by family members on July 15, 2017, after a courageous battle with ALS. Kathy was born on Sept. 18, 1951, to her parents Ray and Elaine Isard in Omaha, Neb. She was married to William "Bebe" Adamich on Sept. 18, 1973. Kathy and Bebe shared many adventures in their 43 years together. They have two sons, Andrew Ray and Timothy James. Their daughter died shortly after birth.
Kathy taught preschool in Gunnison, Colo., for many years. Later in her career, she fulfilled her to dream to go to Alaska to teach. After moving to Alaska, Kathy taught special education at Gruening Middle School in Eagle River. She enjoyed participating in Alaskan experiences and cultures. In addition to her full-time teaching, Kathy was a part-time florist in Gunnison and Eagle River, where she created floral arrangements for numerous friends and organizations.
Kathy and her husband were actively involved with many Gunnison community organizations including Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, foster care and their church for years. She was active in Beta Sigma Philadelphia and Delta Kappa Gamma. Family was an important part of Kathy's life and she was devoted to her husband, two sons and four grandsons.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Bebe; sons, Andrew and Timothy; grandsons, Andres, DeAndre, Kaleb and Christian; sister, Susan Mahaney; many nieces and nephews; and too many friends to count.
A Celebration of Life for Kathy will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Good Samaritan, 307 West Virginia Avenue in Gunnison, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations can be made to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org/donate) or .
Published in Anchorage Daily News from July 23 to July 24, 2017
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