Kathleen (Kathy) Ann Nord Quilici, born June 6, 1950, succumbed to breast cancer on August 1, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Frederick Nord, and her stepfather, Frank M. Siebold. She is survived by her mother, Irene C. Seibold, sisters Mary E. Grueber, Anne M. Adcock; brothers John F. Nord and Tom M. Nord; beloved daughters Erica C. Koerber and Julie Omar Makram; her beautiful grandson, Adam Omar Makram; husband Lawrence Quilici, and former husbands Stephen Koerber and Mark Wirtz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless adoring friends. Kathy married Lawrence on May 22, 1999 who happily left a priestly vocation to experience the Divine Feminine in her through art, culture, music, history, geography, museums, travel, cemeteries, spiritual explorations, famous books, intellectual pursuits, inquisitive challenges, nightly dreams, dialogues on feelings, retreats at Sunstone, Cruises, San Diego beaches, Spain, Italy, Canada, Glacier Park, the Grand Canyon and a host of stimulating friends, writers, artists, and creative people making paradigm leaps and connecting life changing dots. Kathy attracted people with her humor, active listening skills, sincerity, genuine love, gracious loquaciousness, and ability to make you feel safe, secure, comfortable, affirmed and appreciated. After meeting Kathy your heart sang a new tune and you danced a transformed, intrigued and challenged step. Kathy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and moved to Patagonia, AZ in 1962. She graduated from Nogales High School in 1968. She majored in English at the University of Arizona and was a continuing student of creative writing throughout her life. Kathy worked as a Library Supervisor at the University of Arizona Science-Engineering Library Catalogue Department for 15 years before working in The University Libraries as Materials Team Leader and Supervisor for the Main Library Branches Division including Special Collections, the Fine Arts Library - the Architecture Collection, the Music Collection, and the Center for Creative Photography. She retired after 27 years of service in 2000. Those who were fortunate to know Kathy will miss her laughter and infectious sense of humor. Kathy enjoyed socializing with her friends, singing, social activism, fine art, gardening, travel, history, butterflies and hummingbirds, a good glass of wine and most of all, the love of her life, grandson Adam. Writing was a great passion. She had an amazing ability to spice the memories of her family with clarity, clairvoyance, a dry and affectionate wit, and always, always love. At the end, she fought a valiant fight against her disease and in doing so taught her friends and family how to live. Donations in Kathy's memory may be made to the Tucson Community Food Bank. A memorial will be held at a future date to celebrate Kathy's Life.