Since High School:
After graduating from Palatine, I received a BA in Spanish in
1971 from Dominican University in River Forest (formerly Rosary
College) I married Paul Boley in 1988 & between us, we have 5
children (all of whom graduated from the new Palatine High
School), & 3 grandchildren. Paul's sons include Shawn (1966)
in Blue Lake, CA, Brook (1970) with wife Isabel & daughter Keira
in Century City, CA and Paul's girls include Erin (1972) with
husband Kevin & son Logan in Mundelein, IL and Regan (1978)
with husband Andrew in Elgin, IL. My daughter, Kerry, 32, lived
in Chicago with her little girl, Chloey. Kerry passed away on
Nov. 5, 2008, from complications due to Type I Juvenile Diabetes.
After an interesting career spanning 29 years as Administrative
Assistant with several major companies in Illinois, I retired in
1999. In 2000 I completed the Clinical Massage Therapy
program at The Soma Institute in Chicago, and I am a Nationally
Certified Massage Therapist.
In Sept. 2000 Paul & Kathie's big adventure began when we
moved from Palatine to Three Rivers, CA, which is located just
outside the Sequoia National Park. Paul's brother and cousins
here helped ease our transition from city slickers to the country
life! We live on the South Fork of the Kaweah River in the
foothills of the Sierras and marvel at all the natural beauty
around us. We enjoy extended travel in our motor home in the
summer or fall. When home, I have a part time massage
practice in Three Rivers, which includes chair massage for
doctors at our hospital in Visalia. We are active in our church &
both Paul & I will be helping with VBS in July. We try to hike
daily in the foothills and never leave home without our camera!
The three varieties of hummingbirds which we have here
(Blackchin, Anna's & Rufous) keep me busy filling 18 - 32 oz.
feeders! We purchase 50 lbs of sugar at a time at Costco so I
can make up the hummer nectar. (We have many Bullock
Orioles that also visit the hummer feeders.) We're thankful and
very blessed to have our health & a lovely place to live in which
to savor retirement and life in the slow lane!
60th Birthday Update -- Greetings, Bob, I'll be participating
in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes on 10/4/09 in Schaumburg, IL,
in memory of my daughter, Kerry.
JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes -
a disease that strikes children, adolescents, and adults suddenly, makes
them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of
devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than
$1 billion to diabetes research worldwide. More than 80 percent of JDRF's
expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications
through the support of research.
Kathie Schwall Boley
Paul and Kathie