Wanda Jubb
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Wanda H. Jubb

Punta Gorda, FL

April 30, 1933 - October 2, 2015

Wanda H. Jubb, 82, of Punta Gorda, Florida died October 2, 2015. She was born April 30, 1933 in Nunica, Michigan to Oren and Ella (Smith) Jubb and was a very dedicated and supportive daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Wanda's adventurous personal life included playing softball, racing cars, piloting small planes, coaching the Special Olympics, coaching the Free Spirits Senior Olympics softball team and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves (1954-1960). Her educational background includes a B.S. (1954), two M.A.s (1957 & 1966) from Western Michigan University and an Ed.D. (1982) from the University of Alabama. She qualified as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) in the initial review in 1988 by the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Dr. Jubb began her career in 1954 teaching in the Vicksburg Public Schools, Vicksburg, Michigan. After 12 years, she moved to the Michigan Department of Education where she served in several roles including health consultant, acting director of drug education, health education coordinator and supervisor of a newly formed comprehensive school health unit. She was instrumental in developing the Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education and almost 30 years later, the structure is much the same in the state of Michigan, but the curriculum is now distributed nationwide and implemented in varying degrees in 39 different states. Dr. Jubb co-authored Healthful Living for Today and Tomorrow (1978) and was a consultant for several other publications. Upon retirement from the Michigan Department of Education in 1990, she served as the Comprehensive School Health Coordinator with the Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health through 1996. Dr. Jubb's professional activities included not only membership in but extensive service to state and national organizations. She served the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the Michigan School Health Association as President; she was a charter member of the National Center for Health Education; served as a member of the National Task Force for the Development of Comprehensive School Health Education Guidelines and the National Task Force on the Preparation and Practice of Health Educators to name a few. Her dedication and leadership in the area of school health was acknowledged with numerous awards and recognitions including Tribute Resolution #223 from the Michigan House of Representatives (1985) and Tribute Resolution #742 from the State of Michigan Senate (1990). Most notably, Dr. Jubb was inducted as a Fellow of the American School Health Association (ASHA) in 1990 and received their Distinguished Service Award in 1993. Upon retiring to Port Charlotte in 1996, Wanda volunteered for CHAPS (Charlotte HIV/AIDS People Support) as a member of the Board of Directors and served as director of the annual Charli's Angels Golf Tournament. In April 2015, CHAPS awarded Wanda with a Certificate of Appreciation and she received the Charlotte County United Way 2015 Community Spirit Award along with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, all in appreciation of her 16 years of volunteer service to CHAPS.

Wanda is survived by her sister Yvonne Olah (Bill), nephews Chris Smith and Craig Smith, nieces Kim Karas (Doug), Laurie Smith (Barb Orlikowski), Shelly Pressey (Phillip) and Julie Parsons (Rodney), 10 great nieces/nephews, 9 great-great nieces/nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Oren Arthur Jubb and Ella Laura (Smith) Jubb, great-great niece Rayleigh Lynn Reaume and partner Muriel M. Van Patten.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to CHAPS, 18200 Paulson Dr. A-1, Port Charlotte, FL 33954. Memorial services will be held in Port Charlotte, Florida and Nunica, Michigan at a later date. Private interment will be in Nunica, Michigan. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the guest book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

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Published in Lansing State Journal on Oct. 11, 2015.
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