September 16, 1937 - March 14, 2008

Kay Gulley - 1954 ~ Kay Gulley - 1955

Kay passed away at home on March 14th, 2008 after a long struggle with lung cancer. She was born to William and Muriel Gulley in Torrington, WY on September 16, 1937. They moved to Kennewick in 1942 and later moved to Richland. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1955. She married Allan C. Severance on July 1, 1955 while stationed at Camp Hanford. They raised three wonderful children, Debbie, Julie and Scott.

She worked for 10 years as a bookkeeper at Northwest Rural Opportunities (NRO) in Pasco and Grandview. She is presently a homemaker.

She enjoyed working in her gardens, her arts and crafts and traveling in her motor home. One of her greatest joys was spending time with and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband and life long friend, MSG Allan C. Severance (Ret); children Debbie (Dwayne) Carnes, Julie (Don) Cox and Scott (Teresa) Severance; 9 grandchildren Travis Strege, Shelly Strege, Kristi Strege, Justin Carnes, Kerri Carnes, Grant Carnes, Tara Carnes, Stephanie Severance, Michael Severance; and two great grandchildren Kenny and Cash. She is survived by her sister Barbara (Lowell) Engebretson; brothers-in-law George (Jo) Buchanan and Robert (Barbara) Severance; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind life long best friend Dorothy Hout.

She was preceded in death by her father William Gulley; mother Muriel Gulley Young; stepfather F.B. Young; and sister Connie Buchanan.

Private inurnment will be in the family plot at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, WA. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tri-Cities Cancer Center or Tri-City Chaplaincy Hospice.

View/sign the guest book for Kay