Kay DeSpain Wilson

Profile Updated: March 2, 2015
Residing In Blue Springs, MO USA
Spouse/Partner Herb deceased 2006
Homepage merrywidow063@yahoo.com
Occupation retired - domestic goddess
Children Kim, born 1965; granddaughter, Alyssia, born 1989

Steven, born 1970; grandchildren, Britany, More…born 1995, Jocy, born 1999, Sebastian, born 2003
Yes! Attending Reunion

I married right out of high school, unfortunately, that only lasted 4 1/2 years, but I did get my baby girl from it. I met Herb & married him in 1968. If there ever were a perfect marriage, it was ours. We were best friends, always had fun, we were just blessed! I got to be a stay at home mom, which for me was a blessing, because my Mother had to work.
Herb was in corporate management with Eqifax, so we were transferred a lot! Kansas City for 2 years, Denver for 5 years, then to Des Moines for 3 years. He retired the first time in 1984 & we moved to Lake of the Ozarks. We stayed there until 1990. Herb wasn't much on retirement, so he renewed his real estate license & went to work. I went to work for the Denny Hilton Country Music show, working in the ticket office. I loved it, getting to meet all the people & the perks that came with it! Living on the lake took it's toll on Herb, as he developed asthma while living there. That was really hard on both of us, but his doctor said to get out of there because it was like living in a giant petri dish!!! He told us to go to Arizona, but we came back to Kansas City instead.
Our first grandbaby was due in March of 1989 & we didn't want to be that far away. They were in Des Moines. He started allergy injections & within a year his asthma was under control, so we stayed & bought a house in Blue Springs
For some reason, God decided he needed Herb more then I did, & after a lengthy illness, he passed away in 2006. Anyone who says it gets easier with time is crazy! You just learn to adjust!
I did volunteer work at some of the animal shelters years ago, but quit because I kept trying to bring home the animals. That was causing problems at home with Herb. As he said, you can't save all of them! All though, since he has passed, I have gone from 2 pets to 6! I'm sure he is spinning in his box on the fireplace!! Anyway, I got sidetracked, I'm going back to volunteering & foster care for all the furbabies out there that need help.
Okay, I have rattled enough!

School Story

Always the pep rallies, the football & basketball games! Drama club with Miss Berry & stage makeup. Canoeing on the river! The River Festival, when it was done by North High.

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Kay DeSpain Wilson added a comment on her Profile.
Feb 03, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Sep 01, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Hi Jill, I don't know if you remember me. We go back to Marshall!!!Many decades ago!!! I just want to wish you a VERY HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! If I would have known 40 years ago, I would live to be this old, I would have taken much better care of myself!!!

Mar 20, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Hi Tim. I almost missed your big day! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

Mar 04, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Hi Gary, I'm so sorry I missed your birthday yesterday!! I hope you had a wonderful day!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Mar 02, 2015 at 4:53 AM
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Dec 09, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Dec 01, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Hi Susie, I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful birthday!!! Have a drink for me!!!

Sep 09, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Hi Cozy, I hope you have a wonderful birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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Kay DeSpain Wilson has left an In Memory comment for Louis Royston.
Sep 02, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Well, my dear friend, yesterday, September 1, 2014, marked 49 years since you left this earth. You are missed every day. I have so many great memories of our youth & teen years. Not everyone knows we shared a playpen as toddlers when our Moms' couldn't keep track of us!! Many Saturday evenings shooting baskets in your driveway, 1955 Garland. Soooo many great memories!!  Love you always.

For those of you that don't know, Louie was killed in Viet Nam, September 1,1965. He had won top marksmanship & joined an elite reconnaissance, team. They were out on a mission & he stepped on a land mine. He died instantly.