Kay was a people person. She enjoyed talking with others, and many times it was hard to get her to stop. She loved telling her stories and sharing words with many. Kay worked in restaurants her whole life, from the Lunch Counter at Woolworths in Ewa Beach, Hawaii in the early 60s to Mr Jay’s Restaurant in Albany. She was also a wonderful cook. Many times at the restaurants she worked the owner allowed her to bring in her own recipes to serve off the menu and daily specials.
Kay had also been president twice for the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 51 in Lebanon.
Kay enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and fishing with her family, as well as many other family gatherings. Kay also loved to spend time with her husband at Spirit Mountain Casino.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and husband, Bill.
She is survived by sons Jay of Albany, Mike and his wife, Niki, of Lebanon, and Sam of Shedd; daughters Glenda and her husband, Mark, of Lebanon and Debby of Lebanon; granddaughters Naomi, Erika, Amanda, and Kierrah; and great-grandchildren Carsyn and Ava.
The family would like to thank Providence Benedictine Nursing Center for their loving care.
A graveside service will be held for Kay and Bill at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens located at 34275 Riverside Dr SW, Albany, Oregon.
Mom and Dad were unable to celebrate their 60-year wedding anniversary on this earth, but they are now together dancing in Heaven.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.