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On April 1, 2020, Kathy Gay passed away peacefully at home. Kathy bravely fought ovarian
cancer for 6 years. Our family is thankful for the great care she received at the Utah Hematology
Oncology clinic and IHC Hospice.
Kathy was born on December 15, 1964 in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Jerry and
Joye Hamilton. She was raised in Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Utah, moving every few years for
her father’s work in the US Forest Service. She graduated from Helena High in Helena,
Montana. She moved to Utah and spent the rest of her life there.
Kathy married Dennis Gay on May 26, 1989. They lived in Ogden and settled in Farr West.
They have many neighbors and friends that they love.
Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dennis, two daughters, Kayleigh (Clay)
Nelson and Kara (Jesse Kenley) Gay and her five grandchildren: Abbigayl, Kade, Luke, Everett
and Kole. Everett was born 7 weeks and Kole was born 8 days before she passed away. She
was so happy to be able to meet them. She is also survived by her father Jerry (Vicki) Hamilton
and her brother Greg (Mandy) Hamilton, and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Kathy also
had one dog, Murphy, who was the son she never had. She loved him and missed him dearly
after his passing 4 years ago. She would have been most excited to see him again.
Kathy had an in-home daycare. She loved the children who came to her house like her own.
She became like a mother and grandmother to most of them and kept in touch with them. She
loved the families she babysat for.
Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Joye Hamilton, and two sisters. She missed her
mom and we know she was welcomed back home by her huge hug.
Kathy enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, reading and spoiling her grandkids.
She was always up for a random adventure or trip to Target. Her granddaughter spent the night
once a week nearly every week. She remembers grandma letting her eat whatever she wanted.
She loved that grandma never said no.
Immediate family will attend a graveside service at Plain City Cemetery on April 8, 2020.
Condolences may be sent at www.aaronsmortuary.com .
Oh Dennis...Im so sorry. She fought a good fight, and although she will be missed, her reward is heaven; how great thou art! I will pray for healing for you and your family. I miss all of you, and will keep you all in my thoughts. Rita
Rita Wilson Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM
Kathy is the best daughter that anyone could ever hope for. She has been the greatest example of love, hope and courage throughout this trial. She would telephone at least once a week to check on us and we frequently would text to find out what each of us was doing. She was always a gracious hostess when we came to visit and she would come to our home in ID annually. Kat has a special place in our hearts that will remain there forever and we look forward longingly to being reunited with her and Joye. We share in the grief of this temporary loss with all who love her. We will be there in spirit when she is laid to rest.
Dad and Vicki Apr 6 2020 12:00 AM
Dennis and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Kathy. I have been so very blessed to have been able to care for her and know her. She was always an example of strength and grace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Stacie Ingram
Stacie Ingram Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM
I'm so blessed to have been a part of her life for 55 years. There for 1st birthday, 1st tooth, 1st step. When the fire department rescued her from a locked bedroom, there. We swam in Coeur d'Alene Lake - a dozen stayed in a 2 room cabin and fished at Elokia Lake. Visited Hood River and brought the measles with us. Helena - Kalispell - Big Fork, Mt I was there. Gates of the Mountain - Lewis and Clarke Caverns - Highway to the Sun and Salt Lake's Lagoon. Easters, Thanksgivings, Christmases and vacations. Visits to Salmon,Id, Murphy, cutest Dachshund, came along. When Kathy and the girls came we ate all things nuts. Dennis has severe allergies so they couldn't have at home. We talked a lot over the last 6 years. Somehow we never expected this quite so sudden. Her life was like a falling star, precious memories, but now a huge hole in the lives and hearts of those who knew and loved her. Save my spot, darling.
Aunt Tina Apr 4 2020 12:00 AM
Words are very hard to come by at this times Kathy is the best and our hero for all she's endured these past years. She will be greatly missed but not forgotten. We will plant a blue spruce at the sheepcamp this spring, this done we will be reminded of her sweet smile. Condolences
Cheryl and Mark
Mark Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry to hear the passing of our beautiful neighbor! Kathy always wore a beautiful smile no matter how she felt, we will sure miss seeing her outside planting joining her husband and family and doing what she loved, taking walks and picking asparagus in the field. We only knew her a short time as we moved next door only a few years ago, but the Gays have always been very helpful in anything their neighbors needed. Including just a nice over the fence chat. RIP and we send our love to Dennis and the family!
Amanda Tiffany Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM