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Katherine L. Aubel
November 8, 1960 – March 1, 2018

Boonville- Surrounded by the loving care of her husband, family, and hospice, Katherine L. (Millard) Aubel, 57, of the Cone Road, wife of Douglas, passed away at her residence on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Kathy had struggled with health problems for many years.

A daughter of Theodore Rutson and Mildred May Gilbert Millard, Kathy was born in Lowville on November 8, 1960.  She grew up on the Swackhammer Hill Road, Turin, and graduated from South Lewis Senior High School, Class of 1979.  Thereafter, Kathy furthered her education at The Utica School of Commerce.  She was employed at Lally Manufacturing Company, Port Leyden, and served as a volunteer at the Erwin Library, Boonville, and at the General Martin School, Glenfield.

Kathy shared forty happy years with her husband, Douglas E. Aubel, whom she married on December 16, 1989, at Grunert’s Camp, Croghan, Lawrence Houppert officiating.  They lived in Boonville, West Leyden and Turin before moving to their present home in the Town of Leyden in 2002.

For many years, Mrs. Aubel, worked at her residence as a professional cake baker and decorator.  Using her impressive talents, she brightened the lives of many with her creative cakes for weddings and all other occasions.  Also very talented at making Ginger Bread houses, she greatly enjoyed cooking and gardening as well.  Most of all, however, Kathy cherished her role as a loving wife, homemaker, mother, and grandmother.

Raised in the Christian Missionary and Alliance Church of Boonville, Kathy had a heart full of love and a determination and fight to live.  A very giving person throughout her life, all who knew her realized she enjoyed beauty and life itself.  She will be deeply missed.

In addition to her husband, Doug, Kathy is survived by her sons, Shawn and Brian (Jessica Shonert) Aubel; two grandchildren, Brianna and Hayden; her sisters:  Linda Millard, Carol (David) Hotchkiss, Betty (Bo) Krop, and Gail (Tom) Gordon; her brothers:  Robert (Debbie) Millard, David (Sue) Millard; and a sister-in-law, Rebecca Millard.  She was predeceased by a brother, Jerry Millard, and a sister, Shirley Millard.

Her Funeral will be held Sunday at 4:00 P.M. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville.  Calling hours are scheduled Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Interment in the spring will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.  Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, New York 13367.

In Kathy’s own words, “People think how can I be so happy with all the pain and dressing changes.  God has blessed me so much:  fourteen surgeries, so far… But He has been with me through it all.  Thank you, Jesus, for restoring my soul.  All the pain and tears are worth it just to bring me where I am now.  Many new friends and old friends have taught me how blessed I am.”

Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., Boonville, New York, 2018.

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