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Katherine Ann Hickey

January 5, 1927 — January 18, 2016

Katherine Ann Hickey (Knisley) 89, a long time resident of Spokane, passed away on January 18, 2016. Kay was born in Vancouver BC on January 5, 1927. She graduated from Lewis and Clark high school in 1945 then went on to college at UW. Kay was a very loving and devoted mom to her four children, Christine, Michael, Shawn and Matt. She was Grandma of 9 and great-grandma of 7. She loved her fast sports cars, the outdoors and had a passion for life. Her compassion for water safety was evident with the American Red Cross, volunteering over 72 years, teaching thousands of children and adults in all aspects of swimming including lifeguarding and CPR, just to name a few. She became highly respected and was asked for by name to teach at various State and Federal parks, schools and universities, in Spokane, out of town and out of state. Kay achieved many awards. One from President Ford for saving the life of a young man found at the bottom of a pool and another for her high achievement, dedication and service from the American Red Cross. The award was named after her, The Kay Hickey Award. Kay had a real love for the outdoors and camping. She had a close group of friends she called her "ladies group" who would all go camping, have dinner every month, and travel to various destinations each year. She lived her life to the fullest. Kay Hickey touched many lives and will truly be missed by all. Services will be Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Riplinger Funeral Home 4305 N Division. Donations can be made in Kay’s name to the Local Chapter of the Red Cross in your cities.
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