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Beverly H. Hubbard

Published December 02,2018

Obituary's Biography:

Beverly H. Hubbard, age 67, a long-time resident of Grayslake, passed away November 23, 2018 after a hard-fought battle against breast cancer. Bev demonstrated her kindness, loving spirit and bravery until the end.  As a devoted member of the Lake County community, Bev worked 30 years at the College of Lake County, retiring in 2014 from the Foundation Office, where she helped raise scholarship money for students. She was also active in the Exchange Club of Grayslake, The Lakes Region Watercolor Guild as Membership Chair, Chicago Calligraphy Collective as Vice President, and a Lake County Election Judge volunteer. Bev was a member of St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake.  Bev enjoyed taking day trips to hiking destinations with her husband, Kurt, kayaking on Grayslake where she lived for 41 years, and running her business—Calligraphy by Bev—in which she both penned and taught calligraphy and cursive writing.  Born July 8, 1951 in Chicago, IL, Bev is survived by her husband of 46 years Kurt L. Hubbard, daughters Jennifer Hubbard and Kate Hubbard (Brian Heath), sister Bonnie Hollifield, as well as many other family members. Bev is preceded in death by her parents Rudolph Bartell and Bernice Bartell (Schroeder).  A visitation/mass will be held in Bev’s honor on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the St. Gilbert Chapel, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake at 10:00am until 11:00am with the mass starting at 11:00am. Immediately following, the family invites attendees to join them at a lunch/open house at The Vine restaurant in downtown Grayslake from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. A private family burial will take place on Sunday, December 30. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the CLC Foundation in Bev’s memory.

29 replies on “Beverly H. Hubbard”

  1. My heartfelt sympathies to Kurt, Jenny, Kate, and Bonnie, as well as Kenny, Larry and Mary Hubbard. I’m numb to the core at the news of Bev’s passing….so many shared memories from high school and our years working together at CLC. May God keep her wrapped in his loving arms and grace…and comfort her loved ones who will cherish her wonderful memory. I love you Bev.

  2. It has been many years since we have seen Bev…Jack and I worked with Bev at CLC and remember fondly a trip to Spain with Bev and Linda in the 70’s…we were extremely saddened to learn of Bev’s passing and —our sympathy goes out to Kurt, and her two lovely daughters…we remember her wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile…she was a delight to know.

  3. Bev was one of the best people in my childhood years in Grayslake. The Bartells and the Hubbards lived just the down the street. Every memory of Bev is good. May Adonai give comfort and peace, Kurt, your daughters, Bonnie and your entire families.

  4. Prayers and thoughts to Kurt and family. Having known Bev throughout grade school, high school, and as colleagues at the College of Lake County it was heartbreaking to hear of her passing. What a great person. Deepest Sympathy.

  5. Bev had such a kind and gentle spirit. I enjoyed working with her at CLC for many years. My sympathy to her family.

    Peg Pawlak

  6. It is with great sadness upon hearing of Bev’s passing. As Mgr. of I.S.at CLC, I had the privilege of getting to know her and working with her on various projects. She was not only a hard worker but a wonderful individual. I know she’ll be deeply missed. My sympathies go out to her family and friends.

  7. My deepest sympathy to the Hubbard family. Bev was a wonderful person and friend who always had a smile for you. May God comfort you in this great loss of your wife, daughter and friend.

  8. Bev was one of the kindest people I have ever worked with. My heart is heavy and my prayers are many for the family and friends.
    God Bless,

    Lamont Barrientos

  9. My deepest sympathy to all of Bev’s family and friends. I will always remember how kind she was to me at CLC. She was a role model to me – as a wife, mother and colleague. Thank you Bev !

  10. I’m truly sorry to hear about Bev, she was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her at CLC.

  11. I’m truly sorry to hear about Bev, she was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her at CLC. My condolences to her family and friends.

  12. It is with our deepest sympathy that I right this note. Bev was a dear friend and colleague for many years. Her smile and caring nature are what we will remember most. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. God bless!

  13. We happily crossed tracks with Bev many many times in the years that she work for the Foundation Office. We have always bragged to people about Bev finishing her college degrees after she started working at CLC so she could teach at the college level. We love success stories!
    We are so sorry to lose her but we choose to celebrate the busy, active, event-filled, family-loving, meaningful, multiple successes in the life of a sweet lady.

  14. One could always find Bev Hubbard smiling and upbeat and helpful. She was a jewel in the CLC crown. We were all lucky to have been touched by her spirit and enthusiasm for life.
    Condolences to Kurt Hubbard and her daughters and extended family.

  15. I had the pleasure of playing with her as a child being on of her big sis best friends! We loved you then and now dear Bev . How we will miss you especially your sis Bonnie and hubby Kurt and your dear girls! We will see you again ! Love You Bev!

  16. I always will remember how kind and welcoming Bev was to Marc and me at CLC Foundation events. I have a very happy picture of a group of us together at her retirement party four years ago and am a better person by having had the chance to know her. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

  17. My sympathies to the family. Bev and I worked together and she was always a joy to be with. A great asset to CLC.

  18. Bev came into my life when I was a child. I looked up to her then, and now at age 61, I still do. She embodied grace. John Kennedy is quoted as saying, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” She has been one of the people who shaped who I became. I will hold my memories of Bev close to my heart for the rest of my life. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted to know that those of us who are far away now are grieving along with you and wish you peace.

  19. My heart goes out to the family! When the dreaded news of the loss of a loved one is received after a battle with an illness it is extremely difficult. On one hand we may long to be with them, but on the other hand we hate to see them suffer. God knows the pain we experience when we lose our dear loved ones. He even views death as an enemy! (1 Corinthians 15:26) God will soon eliminate this enemy, and no one will have to deal with the pain it brings. May this hope bring the family comfort during this difficult time. Click on the link for more comforting thoughts: https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&issue=2018-11&pub=g18&srcid=share

  20. My heart is broken for the Hubbard family. Bev always had a smile on her face, and was kind and caring to everyone, always. She was the most upbeat and kind person that I knew from my working year at CLC. Rest in peace, Bev….

  21. We were sorry to hear about Bev. We have not had contact in many years, but who could forget that smile and the warmth that came with it. May God Bless you all.

  22. Bev. Was a very special person, lived just not far away on burton st. Remember in high school , Bev asking me many questions all about Kurt . Next thing they were an item, we all know the rest. We will all miss her. Very sorry for your loss. I really miss you Kurt . Worked with Bev at CLC for many years. So sad

  23. Both Bud and I feel a deep loss knowing of Bev’s passing. I remember when I first started at CLC years ago and Bev made me feel comfortable. Our prayers are with Kurt and the girls at this time.

  24. I was very saddened to hear of Bev’s passing. I was very blessed for all her help and guidance when Introduced, and becoming a member of the CLC Foundation Board. As mentioned in another post, always had a smile on her face, and always kind and caring to everyone. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Hubbard Family during this difficult time.

  25. I’m so shocked at Beverly’s passing. She made people feel special. You could feel the genuine warmth of her smile. My sincere condolences to her family.

  26. We were very sad to hear of Bevs passing. She was such a
    kind person with a beautiful smile. Our condolences
    to Kurt and their daughters.
    John and Carol

  27. Kurt and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Beverly 62+ years ago at St. Gilberts grade school kindergarten. We were classmates for 13 years (and 4 With you Kurt). I never once heard Bev say a bad thing about another person. Always when we talked or met at an event in town or at school she wore her smile and she made anyone feel they were friends. Coming up in February would be the 50th anniversary of the turn about dance our senior year at Grayslake, of which we were King and Queen (fun). I’m sure you were jealous Kurt and probably the reason you’ve avoided me the last 50 years. Only seeing you two a handful of times over the last 50 years (our paths didn’t cross much) “Bev” will be missed knowing her smile will no longer be seen around town. Rest in Peace Bev, you did well!

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