E. Kay Munsell, 92, formerly of Baker City and La Grande, died at St. Luke's Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho on Tuesday, December 23, 2019.
Kay was born on February 13, 1927 in Intake, Montana, to Earnest and Hazel Sutton. She married Don McClain and had three children; Mike, Ken and Peggy. On April 10, 1965 Kay married Roy Munsell and added to her family Luci and Becky.
Kay, at one time, was secretary for the Forest Service until she remarried, then she was the bookkeeper for Munsell Logging. When she & Roy retired from logging, they purchased a farm in Adrian, Oregon where they raised cows, sheep, grew hay and corn crops, as well a large garden. They enjoyed traveling in their 5th wheel to many states and countries.
Kay loved to quilt. It was her passion to bless all of her family with their own quilt. All those who have one, cherish all of her heart and soul that went into making it.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roy Munsell; brother Walt Sutton; sister Enid Wilson; brother Keven Sutton; and brother David Sutton.
Kay is survived by her sister Marie Downing, sisters-in-law Helen Sutton & Velda Sutton of Amboy, WA., her children, Mike McClain (Rollean) of Nyssa, OR, Ken McClain (Brenda) of Gainesville, GA, Peggy (McClain, Valentine) Johns (Kelly) of Longmont, CO, Luci Brown (Lynn) of Seattle, WA , Becky Seely (Don) of Spokane, WA, 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews including Danny Munsell of New York.
A special thanks to all the caregivers at Edgewood Assisted Living in Fruitland, ID for the excellent care and compassion they gave her for the past 5 years of her life.
Due to the Covid restrictions there will not be a service; interment was held at Grandview Cemetery in La Grande, Oregon. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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