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Kay Berry

September 10, 1937 - August 11, 2020

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Alice “Kay” Berry, 82, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Lakeview Funeral Home.

Kay was born on September 10, 1937 in Kalispell, Montana to Oscar and Jessie Haines. She grew up and attended schools in Priest River, and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1955. She attended Whitworth nursing school and worked at Deaconess Hospital. She moved to Los Angeles and worked at Queen of Angels Hospital and Cedar Sinai Hospital. She also provided private care for Catherine Hixon who owned Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel, where she met many movie stars.

Kay married Clifford Berry on July 16, 1969 in Sandpoint. Kay was always a hard worker and loved nursing. Here she worked at Bonner General Hospital and for Dr. Marienau. She also served as administrator of the Oddfellows Home. After retirement, she worked for Michigan Greenhouse and Litehouse Dressing.

Kay was one of the first licensed paramedics in town. She enjoyed camping, dancing, gardening, crocheting, and knitting stocking caps for the Spokane hospitals.

She is survived by two sons Richard (Carol Jean) Berry of Newport, WA and Bill Eicher of Sandpoint; two daughters Lynne (Del) Thompson of Sandpoint and Kim (Mike) Bigsby of Springdale, WA; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents and husband Cliff Berry.