Kathryn L. "Kathy" Blalock, age 68, passed away peacefully November 28, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center. She was the first child of John C. and Ruth (Niles) Bradner who predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Eric "Ric" Blalock, a sister Kristine (Chuck) VandenBerg of Grand Rapids, a brother Curt (Cathy) Bradner of Grand Junction, Colorado and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved Scottish terrier "Stella". She graduated from Grand Rapids Creston High School and attended Western Michigan University where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Kathy was employed her entire career at O'Boyle, Cowell, Blalock and Associates Landscape Architects where she was a partner and their Business Manager. Kathy was a friend to many. Her kind and generous spirit and joyful laugh were a beacon to friends and strangers alike. She loved the outdoors and especially loved Beaver Island and spending time at their Sand Bay cottage on the island. Kathy was an avid sailor and enjoyed boating and fishing, playing golf, hiking and a good book. After retiring 12 years ago Kathy and Ric wintered in Stuart, Florida where the ocean and estuaries offered continued opportunities for time on the water, as well as golfing and visiting the numerous art fairs in Stuart and the surrounding beach communities. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by those who knew her. A memorial service to celebrate Kathy's life will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Langeland Family Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. The family will greet friends for the hour prior to the memorial service, 10 AM - 11 AM, followed by the memorial service at 11:00 AM with a luncheon immediately following the service. For anyone wishing to make a memorial in honor of Kathy's life, please consider the Beaver Island Rural Health Center Endowment Fund, c/o Charlevoix County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 718, East Jordan, MI 49727, visit their link at www.c3f.org, or any charity of your choosing. For obituary and condolences, please see Kathyrn's personalized page at www.langelands.com.