Mrs. Katherine K. "Kay" Smith

July 21, 1930 - October 23, 2018
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Katherine (Kay) Hunt (Kruse) Smith

July 21, 1930 – October 23, 2018

Resident of El Cerrito

 

Katherine (Kay) Hunt (Kruse) Smith passed away on October 23, 2018 in Richmond.  Kay was predeceased by her former husbands, Lawrence (Tony) Anthony Kruse, Jr. and Col Frank H. Smith.  She is survived by her children, Katherine Todd (Danny Perotti) of Chico and Connie Kruse of El Cerrito; three grandsons, Glenn Todd of Haysville, KS, Christopher Todd of Santa Cruz, and Sean Todd of Sunnyvale, and great-grandson, Anthony of Haysville, KS. Kay is also survived by her beloved poodle, Oliver.

A native of Berkeley, Kay was very proud to be a graduate of Mills College, Oakland, and graduated with a degree in art history.  She was an accomplished tennis player with the Mills team.  Kay was a Real Estate agent from 1970 until 2009 when she retired.  During those years, Kay worked with many wonderful clients and agents.  She also loved to read, knit, garden and raise her award winning Welsh Corgis.

The Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at Sunset View Mortuary, Colusa and Fairmount Aves., El Cerrito.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, CA 94621, or Alameda County Food Bank, 7900 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, CA 94621.

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Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Sunset View Mortuary

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101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Donation Information

East Bay SPCA

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland , CA 94621

Alameda County Food Bank

7900 Edgewater Drive
Oakland , CA 94621

 

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Born: July 21, 1930
Died: October 23, 2018

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Pat Caldeira & Bill Hurdlow posted on 11/18/18

We will certainly miss Kay. We got our beautiful Corgi's from her years ago and formed an everlasting friendship. I am sure her and all her beautiful Corgis are together again . Rest in peace, Kay and your Corgi's.

 

HELEN THOMSON posted on 11/18/18

SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF KAY, I SEE IN MY MINDS EYE THE LOVE SHE HAD FOR HER CORGIS, OR AS KAY CALLED THEM, HER 4 FOOTERS...AND THAT IS HOW WE MET NEARLY 40 YEARS AGO WHEN SHE CAME ACROSS SAN FRANCISCO BAY TO GET ONE FROM ME & NOW I LIVE FAR AWAY IN AUSTRALIA WISHING I WERE CLOSER TO CONNIE AT THIS SAD TIME.

 

Margaret Jesseph posted on 11/16/18

Kay has been part of my life for more than 30 years. She was a dear and loved friend and will be sorely missed.

 

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