Sunday, May 2, 2010

Long live the queen...

Today is a very sad day. Mom passed about an hour ago. Her heart couldn't take it any longer. Thanks you all for all your support, prayers and love. We are all still in shock and will be for a while. I guess she's where God wanted her to be and I'm at peace with that. We will keep you all posted on what's next. Thank you all again for everything. My mom will always be a class act and a great person. Long live the "Queen!":) I love you, mom!



  1. Nick and Kate,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will all miss her and celebrate her inspiring life.
    She will live in our hearts forever. May she rest in peace. Love.
    Dale and Susanne

  2. I am so sorry. Your mother was one in a million, but I don't have to tell you that. I will miss her and I was so blessed to have her as friend.
    Prayers and Love,

  3. We are so sorry, Nick and Kate. Your mother was a wonderful lady and a GREAT teacher. She will be sadly missed by all. We are truly blessed to have known her!!

    Mike, Kim, Mikayla, and Breanna Mesyar

  4. Rest in Peace Jeanine...I will miss you dearly...Love you!

  5. So sorry Kate, your mom was such a wonderful person. God Bless.

  6. Your Mom was one in a million!
    So sorry for your loss!
    Sara Levandoski Bradley

  7. I will so miss my wonderful neighbor, Janine, who was always up with never a discouraging word. I just cannot imagine a summer without Janine calling forth happy thoughts from over the backyard fence. Our prayers are with you, Katie and Nick. She was always so proud of the both of you. Prayers and blessings.

  8. I am so so sad to hear this, your mom was JT's favorite teacher, she was really one in a million. I know she is leading a sing along at the pearly gates right about now.

  9. Kate & Nick -
    Saddened to hear about your mom. She was an amazing person. I will NEVER forget the impact she had on my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Kellee (Smith) Van Houten

  10. Kate & Nick,
    Your mom will live on in the hearts of SOOO many lucky Ludington people who learned so much from her!! EVERY time I recognize a tree, I think of her! She was absolute my favorite teacher at Lakeview and I was so happy to reconnect with her on Facebook. I hope you are able to take some comfort in knowing she is God's beautiful angel.
    Love, Cynthia Cone (Cyndie Vaught)

  11. Kate & Nick,
    I am terribly sorry to see this news. She was an important part of my college days and I will miss her greatly. Her family was the most important thing in her life; I am sure she was proud of you both.

    The next few days will be hard, but you will both be OK.

  12. Kate & Nick,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Whenever we were in Ludington and having lunch at the brew pub, we would quite frequently see your Mom there. She would always come over and say hello and visit with us. She was a great person, and I just want you to know that I will be praying for you guys.

    Noell Simons Garza

  13. Dear Nick and Kate,

    Your wonderfully talented, articulate, funny and intelligent mama will forever be a part of my many memories I have of her from Foster School. She will be missed by countless numbers of family, children, and friends. I always smile when I think of "The Queen". What an honor to have known this remarkable lady. love, cathy

  14. Dear Kate and Nick,

    We were all made better people by your mom. She lived a great life. She encouraged so many of us to live up to our potential. The world was a much better place because of her. I will never forget what I have learned from her. Foster School and students were blessed to have her. Memories of the "Queen" will go on forever.

    Cindy Cooper

  15. Kate and Nick, So sorry and in shock about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and you should be very proud and feel lucky to have had her as a mom. I will pray for God to give you strength to get though the coming days and peace with the loss. Love you both, Vickie

  16. Kate-
    Our thoughts are with you and your brother. Your mother was the sweetest person in the world. She was such a positive person and I know she will be greatly missed by all. Love always, Karrie, Ashley and Megan Latsch

  17. Kate and Nick,

    I'm so so sorry to hear about your mom. Frankly, my mom and I are both still in shock. Your mom was a genuinely beautiful woman in all senses of the word. You'll be in our prayers and (although I know its cliche) if there's anything my family can do to help you out, please let us know.
    Much love,