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Katherine Myers

Alexander, AR, 1939 - 2022

Katherine Kelly ("Kay") Myers, of Alexander, left this earth for her heavenly forever home October 1, 2022, with her family around her. Kay was born to Beryl and Catherine Kelly on November 1, 1939, and lived from infancy to adulthood in Fairbanks, Alaska. After graduating high school in 1957, she entered the University of Alaska and immediately met the love of her life in her very first college class. Fred and Kay married 14 months later on her 19th birthday, November 1, 1958. Kay's desire for a large family began just two years later when she and Fred began taking in foster children. Over the next 10 years, Kay and Fred cared for approximately 37 foster kids, began raising four of their eventual five children, and opened and began running their private investigation business in Fairbanks. In 1968, Fred and Kay and their four children relocated to Fred's home state of Arkansas and settled in Little Rock, where they added their fifth child to the family and continued the investigation business for over 50 years.
If taking care of her husband, children, and home was not enough, Kay also worked in their family business from the very beginning in any role needed or asked. Because of her personality and kindness, she was able to get information from people who otherwise would not have provided it; she was the most successful process server the business ever had.
Kay became Christian young in life, and her love for and faith in her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ never wavered through the years. Along with regularly attending church, she attended many Bible studies through the years, usually teaching or co-teaching Bible Study and Sunday School. Kay instilled those same beliefs in her children and family, prayed over many people, and helped many come to the Lord.
Kay always put her family first and always saw to their every need and want; she went out of her way to make her family's home life incredibly special. She was the neighborhood mom who had get-togethers for her kids and their friends, as well as huge parties and reunions for friends and families. There is not an adult today who passed through the family home on Westwood as a kid that was not touched by her kindness, love, and energy; she made sure everyone felt welcome and loved. She was the biggest cheerleader for her own kids, was very proud of them, and loved her role as "Mom." When the grandkids began to arrive, she loved her new role as "Ma" and doted on every one of them. Kay filled the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren and extended family with love and laughter, and her family is forever grateful for the legacy she has left.
Kay is survived by her husband of 64 years, Fred Myers of Alexander; children: Eleanore Myers of Little Rock, Lee (Tracy) Myers of Elkhorn, Neb., Katy (Todd) Nichoalds of Abita Springs, La., Christie (Jay) Reed of Lebanon, Tenn., and Andy (Stephanie) Myers, of Alexander; eight grandchildren: Taylor, Jordan, EmKay, Drew, KC, Teagan, Tony Lee and Trinity; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Visitation with the family and the celebration of Kay's life will be in the sanctuary at Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock. Visitation will be Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 5-7 p.m.; the funeral will be Friday, October 7, 2022, at 11 a.m., with burial afterward 1 p.m., at Forrest Hills Cemetery, 10200 Highway 5, Alexander, Ark.

Published October 9, 2022

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