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.
Please send condolences at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.