THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: September 13, 2018
Sandra (Lemire) Dubovenko, 71, of Wallace, Mi., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.
Born to the late Ray and Bernice Lemire of Menominee, Mi., she graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School and earned a Bachelors degree in education from Northern Michigan University.
She taught for 36 years, mostly in southeastern Michigan before joining the Michigan Retired Teachers Association. As an educator, she also co-owned many family businesses with her husband, Peter, including a laundromat in Pontiac, Mi. and apartment complexes in Menominee and Lake Orion, Mi., where she resided for over 30 years.
While in the Menominee area, she was active in the community, served as a minister at Grace Episcopal Church and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Menominee, M&M Yacht Club and North Shore Golf Club Association. She also volunteered at the local Salvation Army Center and area homeless shelters. She enjoyed taking family trips around the country, especially to her second residence in Pompano Beach, Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Peter Dubovenko; two brothers, Terry (Bonnie) Lemire and Ray Jr. (Sheryl) Lemire; two daughters, Dunya (Kyle) Dubovenko and Tammra (Curt) McAllister; three grandsons and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date in both Menominee and Southeastern Michigan.