You are our shining star now,
Kay, we loved you greatly, and there are big holes in our hearts now.We met Kay the first day we moved in 23 years ago--she noticed some opera vinyls but we couldn't play them then because the turntable/amps/receivers/speakers weren't set up yet. Kay was such an adventure person-- she loved to travel and see new places and people.She was my navigator with the Thomas guide in her hand, giving directions. Her favorite words :"since we're in the neighborhood" and so we went to Dundee and North Plains, Forest Grove and all over Washington County! And Kay loved flowers-- we went to all the dahlia , peony, rhodie, iris (her favorite flower, she said) and other gardens and shops. She made suet for the birds,and eclairs for people! She loved music, and knew all the sports news, as well as being able to ace current events.And she noticed everything and asked when she didn't know or understand something. She never stopped learning-- she was a kind and caring renaissance woman, and gave us all a sterling example of honor to follow. I miss the phone calls and seeing her rapt enjoyment of opera. I know she's in heaven-- let's hope Pavarotti made it up there too so he can sing to her! Love,
David and Melinda Hevel
It's good to know Auntie Kiyo had so many wonderful friends-thank you!
Kay was a wonderful neighbor for the last eleven years. She was a very sweet and kind woman, and a great pleasure to know. My daughter and I will miss her.
Life is short, but Kay lived her's to the fullest!
Kay you were a dear, dear soul and I really enjoyed knowing you. You and Lauretta were my "road warriors." I could always depend on both of you to travel with me to play bridge. I will miss you. Rest in eternal peace.
I shall always remember Kiyoko for trips to Washington to play bridge, for many questions, a few I could answer, for the search for answers to the others, and for cookies from Trader Joe's. She knew the Tri-Met travel schedules better than most riders and helped me remember the University of Oregon football and basketball schedules. I will miss our rides to Portland and the Hillsboro Senior Center to play bridge.
Her love for flowers and trees are a mark of her thoughtfulness and caring. We diligently watched for the appropriate weather in order for the persimmon tree to produce good fruit. Mother nature was always the victor.
Jim & Joan Rooney (Laughlin friends)