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Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI

OBITUARY

Kathleen Louise Dick

January 28, 1951July 24, 2020

Kathleen L. “Kathy” Dick, 69, of 814 Kearsley St, Flint, Michigan passed away of natural causes at her residence on Friday, July 24, 2020.

Kathy was born January 28, 1951 in Flint to Charles and Carol Ash. She was the eldest of three sisters (Susan and Barbara). She graduated from Flint Central High School in 1969. Kathy married Douglas Dick in 1974, with whom she had a son Christopher Dick a year later. After the two divorced in 1985, Kathy decided to further her education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Services from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant in 1991.

She was a compassionate, trusting, and skilled educator. She taught Pre-K at First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant for several years before moving back to Flint to be a part-time teacher in the Flint Public School system. There was nothing that pleased Kathy more than to be able to practice and be an integral part of early childhood development. In addition to education, she was a dedicated member of Court Street Methodist Church, where she was also part of the choir.

Kathy enjoyed reading, puzzles, horses, card games (Cribbage, Euchre and Uno), Collies, Yahtzee, and television (Green Acres to The Middle). She also loved going to, swimming in, and taking long walks along the beach at Higgins Lake, where her family has a cottage.

Survivors include her son Christopher, of Durham, NC; her two sisters, Susan Ash, of Perth, Australia and Barbara Weiler, of Hale, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

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Pam Diment-Flores

July 30, 2020

Kathy was my Hope Circle sister. She was always so generous in her willingness to call our Hope Circle members. She served as the secretary of the circle for years. Kathy and I enjoyed many phone calls, sharing our lifelong memories of Court Street UM Church, especially our favorite memories about our UMYF years. Kathy loved to recount the mischief she got into. I will miss those great conversations. God bless you Kathy.

Joan J Kippe

July 30, 2020

I have been involved for years with the choirs at church. I was in Chancel Choir with her many years ago. John and I have served in the Senior Choir with her for several years. We will have fond memories of her service and calls regarding choir. John and Joan Kippe

Doris Sain

July 30, 2020

I will miss Kathy. When she would call with choir "news" we would find other things to talk about. My son and family were neighbors of Kathy for a few years. One winter day my little granddaughter Amy, knocked on Kathy's door. Amy wanted to know if the frozen kitty she found would get well if Kathy put the kitten in her oven to get warm. Kathy's response was so sweet and endearing. Shalom dear Kathy.

Susan Ash

July 28, 2020

My mother always said Kathy was the ‘nice' sister (Barb was the 'pretty one; I was the 'smart' one). But Kathy was smart too, writing a dozen or more pony novels while still in primary school. She was scared too. Once she climbed to the top of a fire tower in Nebraska when she was perhaps 11 or 12, froze and couldn’t get down. After much coaxing and harsh words, my father couldn't persuade or force her to move and had to carry her down. Our Kathy was stubborn. There was no shifting her once she decided. One of her strengths.

Kathy loved music, especially choir. As teenagers, there were folk song nights out on the front porch, when Kathy and a neighbour played guitar, when we sang “The Times They are a Changing”, a heartfelt, earnest warning to Mom and Dad in the dusk on the concrete steps, amidst the mosquitos and the lightening bugs. Neither parent was at all impressed, to say the least.

Most of all, Kathy loved the log cottage on Higgins Lake. She slept out on the porch all year her whole life. She read and read, but we three sisters also used to walk and walk, miles along the beach, in our bathing suits, maybe a towel trailing. Otherwise, we were in the water. Barb and I sailed, and skied, and swam. Kathy not so much.

The most fun I had was later, with Christopher, Kathy’s son – a gorgeous baby. He was born while I was a student in Aberystwyth for the year. I couldn't wait to see him, take up my unofficial role as godmother. What I appreciate most is that Kathy was willing to share every lovely aspect of mothering that baby with me.

Soon I left the country, so our times together were sporadic, but she stayed with us in England and in Australia. She adored my daughter Alice and would send us picture books she made of their adventures.

Her great grace was acceptance – she accepted what you had to give and never seemed to resent not having more. If she did want something more, it was time with her family. And now it is our turn to want more time with her.

CJ Stanford

July 27, 2020

I knew Kathy through church choir. Although she suffered many physical difficulties, she was always cheerful and upbeat. I miss her.
May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY