Kathy J. (Matekel) LaValley, 62, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, August 9, 2020 at Christian Park Healthcare Center following a brief illness.
She was born on August 17, 1957 in Capac, MI, daughter of Frank and Doris (Beaudette) Matekel. Kathy was raised on the Matekel family farm in Trenary and graduated from Trenary High School in 1975.
Kathy worked at Christian Park Village as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 35 years, retiring in July of 2019.
Her hobbies included playing games and sharing recipes on the computer. Kathy loved to travel with her friends and enjoyed crocheting.
Survivors include her close friends, Carol Maki, Jean Anderson, Judy Sebeck, Marilyn Sarasin, and Keith LaValley; aunt, Helen Anderson; many cousins and loving family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
A private burial will take place in the Trenary Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.