Katherine (Kay) Jane Thomas Hicks
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February 12, 1934 - February 25, 2014
Katherine (Kay) Jane Thomas Hicks was born February 12, 1934 in Hebron, Nebraska to Clinton and Lillie (Houseman) Thomas. At the age of one her father passed and Lillie moved her 5 children, Velma, Grace, Joe, Ronald and Kay to Monterey County, California by train. At a later time, Lillie married Joe Mathias.
Kay learned to play piano and her brother Ronald played guitar. Both were self-taught. She graduated from Watsonville High California. Kay met L.M. (Bud) Zerger and was later married. Four daughters were born from this union, Judy, Deborah, Rhonda and Lauri. We lived in Gonzales, California on a ranch/farm where we grew a big garden, raised chickens, pigs, cows, lambs and rabbits for our family. She did a lot of canning and made most of our clothes. We attended Harbor Chapel in Moss Landing, California. She enjoyed country music.
Later she married John Hicks from Carmel, California and twins, Johnny and Jennifer were born to this union.
Kay is survived by her husband John, children; Judy Floyd (Tom) of Nampa, ID, Rhonda Greer of Clintonwood, VA, Jennifer Roberts (Rodney) of Pierce City, MO and Johnny Hicks of Vale, OR, grandchildren; Bill Cole (Rhonda) of Homedale, ID, Jerry (Butch) Armstrong (Jessie) of Horseshoe Bend, ID, Jeremy Roberts and Ashley Roberts of Pierce City, MO, and Jerry Floyd of Boise, great-grandchildren; Marrissa, William IV and RanDee Louise Cole of Homedale, ID, Kathina and Mariah Armstrong of Horseshoe Bend, ID, Theron Floyd of Boise, ID and Kristen Floyd of Nampa, ID.
She is preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, 2 daughters; Deborah and Lauri, 2 granddaughters; Cheri Kay and Teresa Ann Cole, 2 brothers; Joe and Ronald, 2 sisters; Velma and Grace, 3 son-in-laws; Randy Greer, Bill Cole and Bob Boyer.
There will be a viewing held for Katherine on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 5-7 pm at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. So., Nampa. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10 am at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 76 6th St. No., Nampa.
To share a memory of Katherine or to offer condolences to Katherine's family please visit www.alsipfuneralchapel.com
Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel
404 Tenth Avenue South
Nampa, ID 83651
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 27, 2014