Kay B. Rudd

Born: Thu., Oct. 19, 1933
Died: Mon., Apr. 8, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Kay Burr Rudd, 79, of Hermiston, Oregon passed away of natural causes on April 8th, 2013. Kay was born on October 19, 1933 in Parker, Idaho, to Lila C. Burr and Melvin John Rudd. He married Mae Hunter on June 19th, 1958 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Kay worked as an Insurance agent and realtor, but was a farmer at heart. He planted a big garden every year and loved to share what he grew. Kay’s greatest love was his family and he told them every chance he got. He set a wonderful example of faith in a loving God. He demonstrated commitment and devotion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ always, as he lovingly served others. Eagerly sharing this message to others was a great joy in his life. He was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints Church to the Eastern States Mission in the Kentucky area as a young man and later with his wife Mae in Peoria, Illinois Mission in 2001-2003. He was a true example of everything that is right and good in the world.

He is survived by his wife Mae; seven children and their spouses, Steven (Francine) Rudd of Salt lake City, UT, Curtis (Elaine) Rudd of Park City, UT Lori (Jorge) Portugal of Pasco, WA, Lisa (Derick) Reddington of La Grande, OR, Joseph (Barbara) Rudd of Boise, ID, Jerott (Teresa) Rudd of Boise, ID, Camille (Doug) Jorgenson of Pasco, WA; 25 grandchildren, Stesha, Teren, Dallin, Maleia, Nicole, Kelsey, Krista, Colton, Efrain, Shanda, Tyler, Kristofer, Michael, Zachary, Kaylee, Kierstin, Tanner, Mckenzie, Hannah, Jacob, Sarah, Emily, Ben, Andrew and Eric; 1 Great-grandchild, Dakota; Brothers, Merrill (J’lene) and Larry (Gayle) Rudd; Sisters Karma (Kimball) Hansen, Myrna Hardy, and Lenna (Gail) Burkinshaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers M.J. and Clyde Rudd; infant son Michael John.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the LDS Church, 850 SW 11th Street, Hermiston, Oregon. A viewing will be held prior to the service at 10:00 A.M.. Kay will be laid to rest on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. (MST) at the Parker Cemetery in Parker, Idaho next to his parents and infant son.

Memorials may be made to Vange John Memorial Hospice, 645 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston, OR 97838.

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the Fuller family
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
We know how much you will miss Kay. He was a wonderful man, setting an example for your whole family. Our love to all of you.

Elder & Sister Savage
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
We were sorry to learn of the passing of Kay. Our memories of him are very fond. Seems that the last time we saw both of you it was in the temple, couldn't have picked a better memory. God Bless.

Love, Elder Melvin & Sister Karen Savage

Susan Lee Jones
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
Dear Sister Rudd,
I am sorry to hear about Bishop Rudd. I always enjoyed seeing his smile at church. He was kind to everyone. Please know my thoughts are with you and your familyl. Sister Susan Jones

Susan Lee Jones
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
Dear Sister Rudd,
I was so sorry to hear about Bishop Rudd. He was a kind and good man. I always enjoyed seeing his smile at church. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sister Susan Jones

Darrell & Judy Rowbury
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
Dearest Mae and to the whole family.
We are so saddend to hear of Kay's passing. He was our Bishop when we first moved here and have the fondest and most wonderful memories of him and your whole family. He took care of us when we struggled and led by example to help us grow. So many things come to our mind for the many times we rubbed shoulders. We are strengthened and comforted in knowing where he is and know that you will be too. We sure love your whole family.

Allan & Roma Alder
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
To the Rudd Family; We were surprised and saddened to hear of Kay's death. He was such a great friend and co-worker in the church. May the Lord bless you all and remember that we may see him once again if we can follow his example. We love you all!

Jon & Pamela Shaw
   Posted Fri April 12, 2013
We are thinking of you and your family during this deep time of sadness and in the future. We are thankful for the time we were able be in the ward you you and Kay and so thankful for the knowledge of the Atonement and Plan of Salvation. We love you and are praying for you!

Patsy & Darren Cook
   Posted Fri April 12, 2013
We wish to express to you our love and thanks for many happy memories. Kay has helped us to build our testimonies in many ways. We so look forward to that day of reunion. My love to you May. The Cook Family

Graig and Lezlee Gunsolley
   Posted Fri April 12, 2013
Dear Mae & Family,
I will never forget Kay's calm and steadying influence in a job that can be quite stressful. His smile and quick wit were always appreciated. Please accept our heart felt condolences during this sad time for you all.
All our love,
Graig & Lezlee Gunsolley

Shauna Rudd Lambert
   Posted Sat April 13, 2013
Dearest family,
I was so saddened to hear of Kay's passing. I many years ago when I was meeting a friend (future husband) in SLC and didn't have a car. Uncle Kay was the one who let us use his car. He always showed such love and devotion, he will be truly missed and yet I know he had a crowd waiting for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Today is 9 years since my dad has been gone. I know their reunion was joyous and wonderful. Love you all, Shauna