So many ways to describe Kaye - calm, cool, collected, bright, dedicated, kind, thoughtful. I could go on and on. Working with her at the VA was so great. When ever I would hand-off a patient to her care from my care, I knew they would receive the best care. Proud to have been a colleague and friend. Lee Crosby
It was my pleasure and honor to work with Kaye at Tucson VA. I missed her when she moved out of state--and even more after hearing this news. She is fondly remembered.
This is part of an email Kaye sent me a couple of months ago:
"Kathy and my sister Diane fuss over me and pamper me all day everyday and I feel nestled in fluffy love. lol!"
"Enjoy all the little things that you do without giving it a second thought, Iike walking down a hall feeling fine."
Kathy and Diane, thanks for taking such great care of Kaye, and ushering into her next great adventure! What an awesome gift. Kaye is wherever we are when we think of her!
I remember "Big Kaye" as my all-time favorite baby sitter. Since there was another Kaye in the neighborhood ("Little Kaye" Nelson) she was fondly called "Big Kaye". She was so much fun and was like a big sister to me and my 5 brothers and sisters. I remember her letting us braid her hair and doing all sorts of crafts with her. My mom (Elaine Welter) was especially fond of her and asked me to send this sad news out to all of my siblings. She has touched so many lives. The world lost a simply wonderful person when Kaye passed away. We will always think of her fondly with good childhood memories.
Kaye, "Thanks a million" for all you've given to those around you; pt's, families and staff. You kept us on track with,"Well what's the bottom-line" during meetings and helped our dementia pt's remember your name with, "I'm Kaye, just remember"OK Kaye" Some pt's did remember but others also called you "DocKaye". Cathy I'll always remember how absolutely happy you both were last June. I hope those happy memories help you thru this difficult time. She was a very special person and will be missed by many.