Patricia L. Kay

Monday, October 20, 2008

Nov. 26, 1928 - Oct. 17, 2008

NORTH PLATTE -- Patricia Lou Kay passed away at her home in North Platte surrounded by family on Oct. 17, 2008.

She was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Cedar County, Neb., to Leonard L. and Eunice (Jorgensen) Larson. She graduated from McCook High School in 1946 and attended Mc Cook College.

She married Harold W. Kay on June 21, 1947, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Following her husband's graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Law, they lived in Omaha, prior to moving to North Platte in 1954.

Pat devoted her life to her husband and children. She was a member of Episcopal Church of Our Savior, St. Margaret's Guild, a 60 year member of Chapter AK P.E.O., and a Trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation.

She had been an Altar Guild member, director of Altar flowers, member of PTA, school volunteer and a Great Plains Regional Medical Center volunteer. She was a leader for both Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls.

Pat especially enjoyed traveling, shopping, her bridge clubs, the Huskers, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; children, Stephen (Jean) of North Platte, Susan Jasnoch (Roger) of Kearney and Sara Kay Walbridge (James) of Lincoln; her grandchildren, Melissa Kay of Arlington, Va., Stephen Kay II of North Platte, Robert Kay of Los Angeles, Calif., Scott Jasnoch of Kearney, Matthew Ludwig of Lincoln and grand dogs, Bailey and Booker.

Additional survivors are her sister, Joan Larson of Tempe, Ariz.; brother, John Larson (Sharol) of Midlothian, Va.; sisters-in-law, Naomi Larson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carolyn Roberts (Arnold) of Chicago, Ill.; in addition to many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Leonard L. Larson, Jr., infant son, Kevin Robert Kay and special family dog, Silky.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful friends and caregivers who took care of our wife, mother and grandmother during her illness.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North Platte with the Rev. Ellie Thober officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.

Visitation from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., today with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte.

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Memorials are suggested to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior and Great Plains Regional Medical Center Hospice.

Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.