Kaye was born in Wynnewood, Ok and spent her childhood in the area. She moved with her family to Edmond in 1964 and worked as a waitress at the Corner Restaurant where she later met Jim. She was an ambitious small town girl who never met a stranger. Kaye began a career as a secretary for Urban Renewal. This led to a position for the City of Edmond where she worked in the Police Department and eventually became the Assistant City Treasurer for the City of Edmond where she spread joy until she retired in 2006. Many years ago, she and Jim were members of the Edmond Jaycees, a leadership organization that guided members to community service.
She dedicated herself to providing her family with not only the material things they needed, but more important, a character and moral foundation that she believed would carry them through life no matter the path they chose. She enjoyed family vacations, watching her children and grandchildren’s numerous sporting events and activities, as well as spending weekends dining and dancing with friends. But she loved being in her home more than anything. Kaye leaves behind many family and friends and a legacy of love and devotion to each and every one of them that will live on in their memories of her.
Kaye’s adoring family include:
Loving husband – Jim
Daughter- LaVonda and husband Ronnie
Son – Tony
Daughter – Staci and husband Todd
Daughter, Stephanie and husband Todd
Sister – Linda,
Brother in law – Jim and Nephew – Brad
Grandchildren – Stephen and wife Karey, Brooke and husband Jake, Jeff, Allison, Paige, Jace, Natalie and Tyler
Great Grandchildren – Rylan, Jaxon and Layla
Nephew, Jeremy and wife Kim, Children, Eli and Jake
Niece – Gillian and husband Mark, children Potter and Harley
We are forever grateful that you wrapped your arms around us and guided us through life. This world was a better place having you in it. Your smile and optimism were contagious. We love you and will miss you but we know it’s time for you to be forever in His arms in Heaven.
We love you Mama Kay!
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at The First Church of the Nazarene.
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