52, of Laveen, AZ died March 2, 2012. Born March 15, 1959 in Buffalo, New York to Bob and Phyllis Haberer. Attended Squaw Peak Elementary School, Camelback High School, and earned both her BA and MA at Arizona State University. Kathy arrived in AZ in 1964. She was a teacher, principal and administrator, retiring from the Creighton School District August 1, 2011 and a recipient of two Arizona School Board Association Golden Bell Awards for innovation and achieving excellence through academic programs for “Spring Ahead” and “Staggered Start Schedule”. Kathy’s generous spirit was focused around helping others grow and develop. She enjoyed taking her therapy dog, Noche, to classrooms for students with disabilities and helping horses and their owners build strong relationships. She is survived by her husband Fred of 29 years, daughter Christy Tegarden, parents Bob and Phyllis Haberer, brother Rod (Ellen) Haberer, nieces Chelsea and Heather. There will be a Celebration of Life from 12:00-4:00pm, Saturday, March 17 at the Tegarden household. Please email email@example.com for details. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to horseswithheart.org. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
Larry and Judy Duvanel
Dear Fred and family,
Thinking of you and hoping you will find comfort in special memories. May God give you peace.
Toni (Gilardi) Boragina
Dear Family of Kathy ~
As little girls growing up on 34th Street, Kathy and I were good friends. Barbie dolls and music by the Monkey’s were one of our favorite things to do, besides making a fort with sheets spread out all over the furniture of her “modern” living room. Bob & Phyllis stood by and just let us do our thing, while Rod and his friends had their own thing going on in a spare room, scripting their own broadcasting shows, I think that’s what they were doing, but they would never let us little girls inside to see (darn!)
Oh, Happy and Honey were a Big Part of our fun too, jumping in the pool after every ball thrown. 🙂
Kathy was certainly a special friend to me while we were growing up so fast, right before our own eyes. Wish we would have kept in touch as adults. I’ll certainly never lose the memories of those wonderful times. I’ll miss you Kathy!
Your Friend forever – Toni.