Ending a four-year courageous fight against colon cancer, our sweet Joline, aged 74, passed away on November 7 at 5:59am. She died peacefully at home under the loving eyes and gentle caress of Terry, her husband of 47 years.
Joline Jeanne Dubois Ashker, eldest daughter of Rosario Dubois and Cora Lauze, was born in Lewiston, ME and moved to San Francisco shortly after graduating from high school. San Diego became her home in 1975. Pre-deceased by her parents and brother Paul, Joline is survived by Terry, her son Ryan (Jennings) and grandchildren Joey and Hudson, daughter Regan (Luis), and nine siblings: Robert “Dubie” Dubois, TX, Venise Guyette, ID, Rose Trocki, MA, Peggy Girard, TX, Donald Dubois, ME, Andre “Andy” Dubois, DE, Rachel Dubois, CA, Bill Dubois, ME, and Therese, TX.
Joline worked for many years as a legal secretary for the Small Business Administration and the San Diego law firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack. Her next adventure was raising her children and working as a Teacher’s Aide in the Poway Unified School District where Joline worked exclusively in classrooms devoted to preschoolers with intellectual and physical disabilities. She also found time to make monthly runs to the Ronald McDonald House with toiletry donations and she tutored adults in ESL through the Poway adult education program.
Between her professional career and involvement as team mom for her kids’ soccer, baseball, and softball teams, Joline developed a wide network of lasting friendships. She extended kindness and offered love to everyone she met, and her love was always returned tenfold.
Joline will be best remembered for her infectious smile, gentle humor, and fierce loyalty to family and friends.
Joline’s final wish for her friends: “Each year on September 26, please wear blue, eat real milk chocolate (not the healthy stuff), and give some hugs!”
A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.
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