Katherine Baker Blackshear Boardman passed away Monday, December 21, 2015. Katie was born May 15, 1929, the only child of Hinton and Nora Blackshear. She was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Boardman. She is survived by her children, William Hinton Boardman of Clayton; David Robeson Boardman and his wife, Sally Hunter Boardman, of Madison; and Katherine Anne Boardman of Washington, Ga. Katie earned her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Georgia, Master of Romance Languages from Duke University, Master of Counseling and Doctorate of Higher Education Administration from UGA.
Dr. Boardman was on faculty at UGA’s Career Planning and Placement Center, and the owner/director of Career Development Center of Northeast Georgia. She wrote a long-running column of career advice for the Athens Banner-Herald. Katie was an elder of First Presbyterian Church of Athens and an enthusiastic member of Kiwanis International, serving terms as President of Athens Kiwanis and Lt. Governor of Kiwanis Georgia. Other interests included Alpha Gamma Delta, Palladia, Mortar Board, The University Women’s Club, The President’s Club, Morton Theatre Corporation (Past President), and Leadership Athens. She was a Contract Bridge Master, playing in tournaments across the southeast, and known by her bridge friends and partners as “The Master Maker.”
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection is Sunday, January 3, 3 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 185 E Hancock Ave., Athens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a Kiwanis International preferred charity found at www.Kiwanis.org or to Washington-Wilkes Charities, Inc., P.O. Box 176, Washington, GA, 30673.