Leona Holubik (1930-2019)

Published by The Bee News

May 20, 2019

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Leona(Lonie) M. Holubik age 89 passed away on May 9, 2019 in Kingman, AZ. She was born April 22, 1930 in Saginaw, MI to Charles and Effie LaBeau. On February 5,1949 she married the love of her life John C Holubik and then began their journey to 70 years of a strong, loving and faith filled marriage. Leona is survived by her husband John and four children, Barbara of Kingman, AZ, John (Pat) of Saginaw, MI, Brenda (David) Katz of Wentzville, Mo and Theresa Cullinane of Golden Valley, AZ. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, Johnny, Andy, James, Adam, Darby, Shire, Justine, Wade, Marie, Rachel and Tina. She was predeceased by a grandson Matthew. Surviving also are eighteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Leona is survived by her sister June Daly of Charlottesville, VA. and several nieces and nephews and a special niece Carol Wiles. She was predeceased by four sisters, Lola, Grace, Ann, Yvonne and a brother Chuck.
Even though Leona never graduated from high school, when John started his own business, Hydraulic Installation of Freeland, MI she became an active partner. She took care of all of the office work and also delivered parts to John when he was out in the field and was unable to get the parts himself. They enjoyed traveling all over the United States. On one such trip they discovered Kingman, AZ and when John retired in 1995 Kingman became their home. They enjoyed going to casinos and in 1997 Leona actually won a car playing the slots.
A memorial mass was held May 17, 2019 at Our Lady of the Desert Roman Catholic Church. At a later date a memorial service will be held in Michigan.
Donations in Leona’s name can be made to Our Lady of the Desert Dolan Springs, AZ 86444 or to the donors favorite charity.

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