September 18, 1922 - September 27, 2021
ADRIAN – Katherine T. (Kay) Smith, Age 99 September 18, 1922 to September 27, 2021 Kay was born in Emigrant, Montana at Chico Hot Springs. She was raised in Glendive, MT, a railroad town where the Yellowstone River flowed at the back of their yard on its way to the Missouri River. Her parents, Dr’s. James & Alice Strowd, served their community as physicians. Kay recalled fond memories of going with her father on a house call using a railroad hand car to get to the patient’s home. Kay and her younger sister, Evelyn, were well cared for and pushed to excel. During her extraordinary life she found joy in her roles as student, wife, mother, artist, hostess, traveler, neighbor, confidante, and a seeker of justice. Always an adventurous spirit, she confidently stepped out of her comfort zone to join family & friends undertaking new adventures and projects. Kay is survived by her sister Evelyn S. Martin of Ft Collins, CO; her children: Carol (Dr. Douglas) Woodring of East Palestine, OH; Barry (Sue Webb) of Grosse Pointe, MI; John III (Jenny) of Louisville, KY; James (Sally) of Adrian; Michael (Kathy) Smith of Tigard, OR; Jo Anne (Patrick) Tierney of Mendota Heights, MN; Sally (Bob) Burns of St Clair Shores, MI; special nieces Mary Martin of Rexburg, ID; Marilyn (Dave) Norman of Cheyanne, WY, Deborah Shapiro of Middletown, CT and Diane Dickson (Michael Moore) of Ft. Wayne, IN and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren across the country. Kay loved her family and in 2005 hosted a wonderful and very large extended family reunion at the Chico Hot Springs resort where her amazing legacy began. Cremation has taken place under the care of Wagley Funeral Home, a Celebration of Life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian at a later date. Contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Church or the First Nations Native Arts Initiative. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
ADRIAN – Katherine T. (Kay) Smith, Age 99 September 18, 1922 to September 27, 2021 Kay was born in Emigrant, Montana at Chico Hot Springs. She was raised in Glendive, MT, a railroad town where the Yellowstone River flowed at the back of... View Obituary & Service Information
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