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Katherine (Kay) Jane Thomas Hicks
Katherine (Kay) Jane Thomas Hicks was born Feb. 12, 1934 in Hebron, Nebraska, to Clinton and Lillie (Houseman) Thomas.
At the age of one, her father passed and Lillie moved her five children, Velma, Grace, Joe, Ronald and Kay to Monterey County, 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. Kay met L.M. (Bud) Zerger and was married. Four daughters were born from this union, Judy, Deborah, Rhonda and Lauri. We lived in Gonzales on a ranch/farm where she grew a big garden, raised chickens, pigs, cows and rabbits for our family. She did a lot of canning and made most of our clothes. We attended Harbor Chapel in Moss Landing. She enjoyed country music.
Later she married John Hicks from Carmel 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, Jerry Floyd of Boise, ID, Bill Cole (Rhonda) of Homedale, ID, Jerry (Butch) Armstrong (Jessie) of Horseshoe Bend, ID, Jeremy Roberts and Ashley Roberts of Pierce City, MO; great-grandchildren, Theron Floyd of Boise, ID, Kristen Floyd of Nampa, ID, Marrissa, William IV and RanDee Louise Cole of Homedale, ID, Kathina and Mariah Armstrong of Horseshoe Bend, ID.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather; two daughters, Deborah and Lauri; two granddaughters, Chere Kay and Teresa Cole; two brothers, Joe and Ronald; two sisters, Velma and Grace; and three sons-in-law, Randy Greer, Bill Cole and Bob Boyer.
There will be a Viewing held for Katherine from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. So., Nampa, ID.
A Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 76 6th St. No., Nampa, ID.
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 The Salinas Californian on Feb. 27, 2014