Kathryn E. "Kay" Hines, 90, of Billings, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Valley Health Care Center.
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The daughter of Horace and Emma Thompson, Kay was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Bozeman. She graduated with honors from Gallatin County High School in 1936. In 1938 she moved to Billings to attend Billings Business College. Kay went to work for Hines Motor Supply in 1939, retiring in 1986.
Kay married T. Sewell Hines in 1958. Kay loved to travel and together with Sewell was able to make many trips. She volunteered at Deaconess Hospital for many years and was involved with Billings Studio Theatre, the Billings Symphony, and Yellowstone Art Museum. She was a member of the Elks, Yellowstone Country Club, the Petroleum Club and Faith Chapel.
Survivors include her stepmother, Iva Thompson; brother, Bob Thompson and his wife, Barbara and their children, Annette Kanning (Kendall), Steven Thompson and Rob Thompson; stepson, Lew Hines and his wife, Grace and their children, Cheryl Kalberg, Craig Hines, and Chris Hines (Layla); stepson, Gary Hines and his wife, Audrey and their children, Wendy Hanson, Rick Hines (Lisa), Debbie Kola (Erik), Diane Schneider (Steve); and stepson, Tom Hines and his wife, Sandy and their children, Colette Jobs (David), Jennifer Hardy (Chip), and Chris Wilde (Rae); two great-nieces, one great-nephew, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Sewell in 1991; her parents; sister, Helen Medsker; and grandchildren, Noelle Hines and Tim Hines.
The family would like to thank the staff of Valley Health Care Center for the wonderful care Kathryn received.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary in Billings.
Remembrances may be shared with the family by visiting www.michelottisawyers.com.
Michelotti Sawyers Mortuary & Crematory
1001 Alderson Avenue
Billings, MT 59102
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 23, 2008