Kathleen Olmsted, age 83, of Isanti died September 2, 2013 at home. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 A.M. Thursday, OCTOBER 3rd at Spirit River Community Church in Isanti.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Olmsted and their two sons, Glenn and George Olmsted.
Kay and her family made their home in Edina for several decades and she moved to Isanti three years ago. She is survived by her loving brother, Dolan Ellis of Scottsdale, AZ, two loving nephews, Douglas Ellis of San Diego, CA and Chad Ellis of Chandler, AZ, sister-in-law, Alice Mae of Kansas, and her aides, Elaine, Sissy and Erma all of Isanti.
She was known throughout her community as being a loving and generous person, who was loved and admired by many. Her many generous gifts to many charitable causes and organizations live on as a beautiful and proud legacy to her and her family. A graduate from Topeka High School in Topeka, KS, she attended Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. While at BU she became a life member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
norma Thomson says
I have known Kay since we were in our early 20’s and our firstborn children were babies. She is a very special friend whom I saw frequently until she moved to Isanti. We have partied together and cried together. I was with her through the tragedies of losing two sons and a husband to cancer. Through it all she was stoic and kind to others. I will miss her terribly, and I an sorry to have lost touch with her after her move. Norma Thomson
Dorothy Turner says
Our family is deeply saddened by Kay’s demise – she was a very good friend to me and to others. We spent many holidays together over the years and maintained close contact with one another during our move away from Minnesota. We cherish special memories of her and her family and shall remember the good times we shared.
Jean Smith says
I have known Kay for nearly 50 years. She was unfailingly generous and
loving to her friends-of which she had many. She was a patron of the
opera, symphony, Womans Club, and many other organizations.
I spent many happy hours in her company and will miss her greatly.
She was a special friend.