Lanis Jeanne Dubois, 62


Lanis Jeanne Dubois, 62, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, as a result of complications from a chronic illness, myelofibrosis. She was born March 31, 1957, in Jacksboro, Texas.

Dubois graduated in 1978 from Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., with a degree in adaptive physical education. After relocating to the Delaware seashore from Rockville, Md., in 2000, Dubois was employed as a manager in patient business services at Beebe Healthcare until her retirement in 2017.

She and her life partner of 24 years (married for the past six years), Cherrie Rich, resided in Bethany Beach since 2000. Their home was a frequent vacation destination for their large families. Dubois was appreciated as an informal counselor to many family members and friends.

Dubois was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Don Leta Dubois, and an older sister, Karen Ann Landon.

She is survived by her spouse, Cherrie Rich; her siblings, Stephanie Dubois of Page, Ariz., Bryan Dubois of Candler, N.C., Paul Dubois of Austin, Texas, Lynn Mohrmann of Mechanicville, N.Y., and Mathew Dubois of Garland, Texas; 10 nieces and nephews; and Diane Wheeler of Bethany Beach, Del., best friend and dog “granny” of her two dogs, Kaiser and Casino.

There will be no formal memorial service. However there will be at least three celebrations of life in places she most loved, Lake Bethany in Bethany Beach, Del., the Salapek Farm in Warren, Pa., and Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The family suggested memorial contributions be directed to Tunnell Cancer Center c/o Beebe Healthcare Medical Foundation, 902 Savannah Rd.; Lewes DE 19958, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness; PO Box 49104; Baltimore, MD 21297 Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com