Jean L. Kay
WELD -- Jean L. Kay, 62, of School Street in Weld passed away in her sleep on March 19, 2013 at her residence with her soul mate Willy at her side, following a valiant battle with lung cancer.
She was born in Ft. Collins, CO, a daughter of Lee R. and Nadine (Wine) Warnke. Jean received her BA Degree, and her Masters Degree in English from Colorado State University.
At the time of her passing, Jean was employed as the director of University College in Rumford and Mexico.
Jean was a member of the Church of the Brethren and a member of the National Honor Society. She was a staunch supporter of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.
Jean loved libraries, literature, painting, fine food, President Obama and wife Michelle, cats, babies, paper dolls, family get togethers, her colleagues and peers, Ted Talks, gardening and music. She was an emissary to higher education as this was a driving force in her life.
Surviving are her husband of 19 years, William O. “Will” Kay of Weld; her stepmother, Ruby Warnke of Ft. Collins, CO; her children, Jonathon Chenoweth and wife, Elizabeth of Windsor, CO, Michael Chenoweth and wife, Danielle of Wellington, CO, and their children Abby and Evan; two sisters, Dianne Perry and husband, Roger of Falmouth, and Andrea Brumbaugh and husband, Geoff of Montpelier, VT; a niece, Alana and a nephew, Noah.
She was predeceased by her parents.
A Celebration of Her Life will be at her residence sometime in August (time to be announced). If so desired, contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 284 Main St., Suite 290, Wilton, ME 04294.