THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: October 18, 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 Northern Michigan University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She taught for 36 years, primarily in southeastern Michigan, before joining the Michigan Retired Teachers Association.
During her years as an educator, she also co-owned a number of family businesses with her husband, including a laundromat in Pontiac, Mi. and apartment complexes in Menominee and Lake Orion, Mi., where she lived for more than 30 years.
While in Menominee area, she was active in the community, served as a minister at Grace Episcopal Church, held memberships in Kiwanis Club of Menominee, M&M Yacht Club and North Shore Golf Club Association. She also volunteered at the local Salvation Army and area homeless shelters.
She enjoyed 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 in the near future in both in Menominee and southeastern Michigan.