Kathryn “Kay” Kooman Dey | CraigDailyPress.com

Kathryn “Kay” Kooman Dey

1931- 2002

Kathryn “Kay” Kooman Dey, of Grand Junction, Colo., died on Aug. 21, 2002, in her home. She was 71.

Kathryn Mabel Kooman was born March 22, 1931, in Corry, Penn., the daughter of Mabel Kooman and the late Wilton Kooman.

She was a graduate of Ford City High School in Pennsylvania and the Western Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her nursing career led her to Denver where she met and in 1955, married Robert Dey. His first teaching job took them to Craig, Colo., where daughters Carla and Vanda were born. Subsequent career changes moved the family to Rangely, Colo.,, Palo Alto, Calif., and St. Paul, Minn.

Dey continued her work as a nurse throught the years. Soon after their return to Rangely in 1971, she accepted the position of school nurse, a position she enjoyed until the time of her retirement in 1992.

The couple took great pleasure in travel, which they did extensively following their retirement. After 30 years of calling Rangely home, the Deys moved to Grand Junction.

Dey is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert Dey, of Grand Junction; daughters, Carla Hodgson, of Grover, Colo., and Vanda Alexander, of Denver, Colo.; mother, Mabel Kooman, of Sebring, Ohio; brother, Jack Kooman, of Claremont, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 31 at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 Thirty Road, Grand Junction, Colo.

Memorial donations may be made in to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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