In Memory

Kathy Rae Duck (Peltier)

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01/30/12 12:42 PM #1    

Maureen McDermott (Marella)

Peltier, Kathaleen
passed away on May 17 at the age of 56. Kathy was the beloved wife, daughter, sister and steadfast friend to many. Her role as a grandmother (KK) to her first grandchild Shane was a role she adored. Preceded in death, her father James Duck, her mother Carol Duck-Stevenson and stepfather Thomas Stevenson. She is survived by her loving husband Bill of 25 years; stepson William Peltier, stepdaughter Janine Macris (Cosmin); brother Michael Duck (Bernadette) nephew (Godson) Michael; sisters Pat and Shawne Duck; brother Kevin Duck (Suzanne), nieces Cassie and Natalie; brother Tim Sparrey, nephew Jared, nieces Aubrey, Briana and Salena. Kathy was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from James H. Bowen High School, where a close knit group of friends, the Bright School Buddies, have remained close through the years. Kathy was a good student and fine athlete in volleyball and track. She graduated from Mt. Senario College in Ladysmith Wisconsin. The family joke was that her mother didn't believe in relaxing after high school graduation, her motto was work or school. Even though Kathy had won a scholarship, she was not totally committed to the idea of school until her mother put her on the bus to Mt. Senario. She always said at graduation it was really Mom's diploma. Kathy served her country in the United States Army as a Specialist Four until her honorable discharged in May 1977. Kathy was known for her creativity, was a fine artist and sculptor. She also had a great passion for animals. When she moved to Arizona it gave her the opportunity to have her dogs, Duke (her German Shepherd), Duchess (her Doberman) and Max (her Weinaraner). Kathy was an avid sports fan and loved the Chicago teams until she moved to Arizona. She then became a dedicated Cardinal and Suns fan, still remaining a die hard Cubs fan. She had just started taking a serious interest in the Phoenix Coyotes. Kathy loved to cook, was great at it and loved making many of her special dishes that she was so generous in sharing with others. She was loved by many and will be truly missed. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Road, Carefree, AZ. 85377, 480-488-2229. A "Celebration of Life" reception will be held from noon until 3:00 PM at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center, 37220 Mule Train Rd, Carefree, AZ. 85377, 480-488-5300. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made In Memory of Kathy Peltier, to the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, 2645 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ. 85008. 602-954-8182.

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