Kay passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa on January 25th 2013 at the age of 91. Born June 13th 1921, Kay spent her early years in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II she moved to San Francisco where she worked a variety of jobs before settling down and marrying after the war ended. Her family would soon move to the East Bay and then, after her divorce, to Sonoma County in 1964. As a single Mom she raised three boys and worked as a waitress around Sonoma County. She was a wonderful baker and cook. Those who enjoyed her sour cream cherry and apple pies from Mac's Deli in the late 1960's can attest to this. Eventually she would take a position in central services at SR Memorial Hospital where she retired in 1986. Kay had a very long and active retirement working as a volunteer in the "young at heart" program at SR Memorial while enjoying dining, movies, theater, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. She was a big animal lover and the family grew up with several pets over the years. She would often throw out scraps of food to feed the birds around her home. During her 10 decades of life, Kay saw the world change many times over. She lived through the roaring twenties, the great depression, World War II, the civil rights era and Vietnam, Watergate, and the great recession. She will be deeply missed by family and friends but will always remain in our hearts and minds. Kay is survived by her sons David and Darrell, daughter in law Theresa, and grandsons Daniel and Christopher.
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Published in the Press Democrat from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, 2013