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NAME Kimberly "Kim" (Conour) Urquizu, age 41, of Elburn passed away following a five year battle with leukemia at her home Wednesday, August 27, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family. Kim left before her time but not before leaving her indelible mark on the hearts of the young and old alike, especially her family who will forever cherish the time they had. BORN:Kim was born on February 3, 1967 the daughter of Frederick "Dennis"and Irma (Wille) Conour in Woodstock, IL. EARLY YEARS :She grew up in Shabbona, IL where she attended local schools. She graduated in 1985 and continued her education at Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. MARRIAGE She was united in marriage to Mike Urquizu on May 25, 1991 at First Lutheran Church in Lee, IL. They lived in Chicago for a time before moving to St. Charles in 1992. One year later their son Jack was born. In 1996 they welcomed a daughter, Kate, to the family before moving to Elburn in 1998. One year later they would make their family complete with the addition of a second daughter Emma. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY Following their move to St. Charles, Kim began working in the home healthcare division at Delnor Community Hospital. LIFE NOTES Kim’s warm smile, infectious laugh, strong work ethic and compassionate touch are the legacies she leaves behind. Her love of antiquing, photography, pottery as well as running and reading was no match for the unbridled joy she felt during the thousands of hours spent with her children. Memories of her pushing them on the swing, cooking in the kitchen, sewing and the variety of activities she managed will surely follow them all the days of their lives. Kim’s undeniable sense of leadership and selfless service led her to serve her community from the Elburn Planning Commission and other administration duties to being a "room mom" for her kids at school, chaperoning field trips and girl scouts. Attitude and education were Kim’s hallmarks as she taught her children diversity in all things and people. Many trips were taken to Chicago to different museums opening their minds to different foods and cultures. Kim always felt compelled to push the boundaries of self discovery and to never stop learning. SURVIVORS She now leaves her three children:Jack (14), Kate (12), Emma (8);Their father Mike Urquizu of Elburn, Her parents, Dennis Conour of Illinois and Irma Conour of Steward, IL Three siblings:David (Linda) Conour of Roscoe, IL, Denise (Rod) Basala of Lindenhurst, IL, Victoria (Rob) Kirkland of LaVerne, CATwo half-sisters:Debbie (Dale) Rover of Troy, MO andLori (Ron) Leonard of Lake Geneva, WI;17 nieces and nephews;Paternal grandmother, Arlene Seyller, Many aunts and uncles and a large family of friends. PRECEDED She now joins her paternal grandfather, Frederick Weickum;Maternal grandparents, Opal McCollough and Erich Wille;Great grandmother Rose Bond and one Uncle Rich Conour who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tues, September 2, 2008 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday, September 3rd at Conley Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ernst Rex will officiate and private family interment will follow at a later date. MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit General Educational Scholarships. Checks may be made to the "Kim Urquizu Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tues, September 2, 2008 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday, September 3rd at Conley Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ernst Rex will officiate.
Private family interment will follow at a later date.