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Gerald 'Gee' Kay


Gerald "Gee" Kay, 63, passed away peacefully at his home in Kirby, Wyo., on Feb. 24, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Gerald was born in Riverton, Wyo., on February 11, 1954, to Dale R. and Clara Belle (Barr) Kay. He received his education in Gering, Neb. He always loved the water and growing up spent many hours at the local YMCA. Later in life he went frequently to the mineral hot springs in Thermopolis. He also enjoyed fishing, snorkeling, bowling and gardening. He liked going to the Colorado Rockies games and watching the Green Bay Packers. He loved many genres of music, including Pink Floyd (attending some of their concerts), Jim Croce, Garth Brooks and Zac Brown.

He was a carpenter by trade. He could build just about anything with a circular saw and hammer. He was very meticulous in his work and was the happiest when working on one of his many projects.

His work as an insurance adjuster allowed him to travel throughout the United States. He lived in Nebraska, North Dakota and Minnesota before returning to Wyoming.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Cathy; parents, Dale and Clara Kay of Riverton; children from his first marriage, Noah (Denise) Kay and their children, Myles and Quinn of Lincoln, Neb., Anna Kay of Lakewood, Colo., and Adam Kay of Rapid City, S. D .; stepchildren, Margaret (Jason) Remerowski and their children Ethan and Ella from Ivanhoe, Minn. and Blanche Froelich who attends Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine; brothers, Dennis (Susan) Kay of Gering, Neb., and Allen (Judy) Kay of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis .; numerous nieces and nephews; and his bowling family at Hurricane Lanes.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, March 1 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel in Worland followed by a luncheon at Hurricane Lanes. Memorials may be made online at Gofundme Kay's Medical Fund to help the family with Gerald's medical expenses. Online condolences may be made at


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