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Kay Lynn (Richards) Ledoux

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Kay Lynn (Richards) Ledoux Obituary

The world lost one the coolest, sweetest grandmas of all time. Kay Lynn (Richards) Ledoux, 66, passed away on Jan. 12, 2016, in Mineola Texas. She was a loving mother, caring grandmother, and friend to many.

Kay Ledoux was born on Aug. 13, 1949, in Memphis, Texas to Louis "Tags" Richards and Helen Ruth "Nonnie" Smith. They moved to Tularosa, New Mexico on St. Patrick's Day when Kay was eight.

Kay graduated from Tularosa High School in 1967, along with her lifelong friends Linda Carter and Vickie "the Vickers" Vallejos. She moved to Alamogordo in 1969, where she lived most of her life working at Kmart and Western Bank. She moved to Las Cruces in 2008 and then, in 2014, moved to Golden, Texas to be with her family.

Kay was a colorful, unique, original, vibrant, and beautiful soul. She sparkled with life. She could party with the youngest but loved old timers and the old ways best. She liked to eat, drink, and be merry until you were fat, dumb, and happy. She often said the only things she needed in life were her waterbed and big screen TV. She loved reading books and hearing good stories and gossip.

She loved colorful, sparkly gaudy things, the internet, Netflix, Days of our Lives, buffets, manly men, country music, tacos, ground beef, holidays, normal days, denim, old sayings, and common sense. She loved keeping old traditions and making new ones. She was sarcastic, witty, and quick to laugh. She invented phrases that became an everyday part of her family's speech. She was a genius for mispronunciation and misusing words and phrases, on purpose or not, in ways that were funny and truthful.

She had inside jokes with all her friends and made people feel special and at ease (she'd tell you to sit down and where). She was kind, caring, and generous. She lived every emotion known to man. In short, she was one cool gamma.

More than anything, Kay loved her father (she was the favorite), her daughters, her grandkids (especially her Joshy and Didi-Romer), and all her great grandbabies, all of whom she firmly believed needed spoiling.

Kay was preceded in death by her mother Helen Smith, her nephew James Mark Dobbs, and her father Tags Richards.

She is survived by her brother and his wife, Randy and Debbie Richards; her sister and her husband, Bobbie and Dale Dobbs; her two daughters, Patty Easthouse and Abra Richards; her grandchildren, Jerome Easthouse, Joshua Palaschak, Greg Easthouse, Larry Easthouse, Candyce Luna, and John Burns; and her great grandchildren, Brooklynn Easthouse, Cossette Luna, Lilah Easthouse, Logyn Cossey, Haizel Luna, Ronyn Easthouse and Mina Easthouse.

Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Central Christian Church, in Winnsboro, Texas.

Kay taught us all how to have a good time and remember the best things in life.
She will be deeply missed by her friends and family.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 14 to Feb. 13, 2016
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