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Date of Birth: August 16, 1949

Date of Death: July 08, 2020

Kathleen Anne Conard August 16, 1949 – July 8, 2020 Kathy passed away peacefully on July 8th, after a thirteen-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Helen Conard. A Phoenix native, Kathy attended St. Francis Xavier grammar school, Xavier College Preparatory High School and Arizona State University. She graduated with a BA in English, and later, earned a Master’s in education. Kathy taught in the Scottsdale School District for thirty-four (34) years. She spent the last few years managing the Baccalaureate program. During retirement, she continued teaching in the University of Phoenix on-line program. Kathy had a fierce and loyal love for family and friends; was active in the National Organization of Women (NOW), the Democratic Party; and was a champion of equal rights. She enjoyed competitive poker, Phoenix Mercury basketball, hiking, raising roses and hosting dinner parties for her friends, especially, the Super Bowl. She will be remembered for her selflessness together with her wit and (wee bit of) stubbornness. She is survived by her partner, Ellen Opitz and her many, many friends. She will be missed! Donations can be made in Kathy’s name to the “Michael J. Fox Foundation”. A celebration of life will be held when circumstances allow.

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A celebration of life will be held when circumstances allow.


Michael J Fox Foundation