Kathleen Seube

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Longtime Alaskan resident Kathleen Inez Seube, 66, passed away peacefully at Providence Hospital in Anchorage due to complications from ALS (aka: Lou Gehrigs). She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. A wonderful "Celebration of Life" was held at the Red Chair Cafe in downtown Anchorage on March 30th.

Kathy (or Kat as she was fondly known by friends and family) was born in Seattle, WA on August 12, 1947 to Polly and Winton Myers. At the age of 5, Kathy moved to Valdez, AK. Then at the age of 10 moved and lived in Anchorage for approx 6 months before moving to Fairbanks, AK until 1961. It was back to Valdez, AK until the devastating 1964 Alaska Earthquake which destroyed the town of Valdez. The family moved to Fairbanks until they could return to Valdez the following year where she graduated from High School as one of seven graduates in the Class of "65".

After graduation, Kathy and one of her girlfriends decided to go on an adventure to live in California, where she was actually a Go Go Dancer at one time. She loved to dance.

Kathy loved Alaska and returned several years later. She worked in Anchorage at a few different lounges, and was also employed with Anchorage Community College.

Kathy went to visit her mother Polly in Kodiak in 1976, where she met the love of her life, Floyd Seube. They married the following year in Anchorage where they remained to this day to raise their family, and enjoy life together.

Kathy was totally devoted to her family, and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was known as the neighborhood Mom, and the Seube house was like Grand Central station with a constant flow of David and Kirstin's friends. You were extremely blessed if you were fortunate to have her as an incredible friend. Kathy enjoyed her quiet time reading and doing crossword puzzles. She read just about every Steven King and Dean Kuntz book ever published. She shared her love of music with her daughter Kirstin, and love of reading with her son David.

Kathy's favorite hobby, which she was extremely passionate about, were her dogs, Irish Settters and Cardigan Welsh Corgis. She produced 9 litters of "Wales Tails" Cardigans, and 4 Litters of "Irish Tales" Irish Setters. She enjoyed teaching puppy classes with her best friend Sharon Young at Alyeska Canine Trainers, as well as training and showing her own dogs in conformation and doing agility with one of her Cardigans. She was a longtime member of the AK Kennel Club, Alyeska Canine Trainers, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, and the Irish Setter Club of America.

Her family and close friends said Kathy was one of the kindest, most generous, thoughtful, supportive, loving people you ever met. And anyone who was fortunate enough to know her, their lives were enriched beyond measure because of it. An angel right here on earth. Now Kathy can play dog show in heaven, and get that Best in Show she always wanted and deserved with one of her Irish Setters and Cardigan Welsh Corgis.

Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Polly Greenup, and biological father, Winton Myers.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Floyd Seube, son, David Seube, daughter, Kirstin Seube, son-in-law, Colin Madden, granddaughters, Enid Madden, and Jaxx Whitney; step father who loved and raised her John Rogers; brothers, Larry Rogers (Gina), and Scott Myers; sisters, Pat Fisher (Mike), Pegie Myers Crowley, and Becki Myers Hill, as well as many loving step brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

The family asks that donations be made in Kathy's memory to MDA of Alaska. They were a tremendous help to Kathy and her family.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2014
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