Dr. Heather J. Hubbard passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, after an extended illness.
Dr. Hubbard is survived by her daughter, Sara; and wife, Lora, both of Morgantown; as well as her mother and step-father, Charlotte and Russell Smith of Lee, Fla.; her brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Lyndsey Hubbard of Jacksonville, Fla.; step-mother, Sherri Hubbard of Jupiter, Fla.; step-sister, Nikki Mills of Jupiter, Fla.; and grandparents, Richard and Anna Hubbard of Walton, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her father, Rick Hubbard, in 2009.
Dr. Hubbard was a 1999 graduate of Roane County High School, a 2006 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, and she completed her residency in family medicine at West Virginia University in December 2009. At that time, she became a staff physician with the Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center (WVU). Dr. Hubbard won numerous academic awards over the years. She was awarded a Bravo! Award as a faculty member at WVU and was honored with the Press Gainey award for patient care. Dr. Hubbard thoroughly enjoyed travel, painting and creating pottery, spending time with family and attending Mountaineer sporting events.
A special thanks goes to Dr. Michael Craig, the staff at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the nurses on 9 West and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at WVU Hospitals.
A visitation gathering will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown, where a memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3. An additional memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.