Obituary: Kay Carolyn “Miss Kay” Olason


Kay Carolyn “Miss Kay” Olason

Kay “Miss Kay” Olason, 75, passed away on November 30, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. 

Mom requested immediate cremation and for her ashes to be combined with Papa’s. We will distribute them per their wishes at a later date. No services are planned at this time. 

Born in Corvallis, Oregon to Theo Clinton and Norma Jean Griffeth, Kay is survived by daughters Tina (Darwin) Hardin and Kelly Louveau; grandson Jesse Nieuwendorp and fur-baby Oliver. She is also survived by her sister Karen Griffeth of Lynden and brother Clint (Colleen) Griffeth of Sedro Woolley and numerous other family members and friends. 

Kay loved to love on people. She sewed dolls, quilted and crocheted afghans and angels constantly. Her hands were rarely still. She also shared her love with food – she was a great fried chicken maker and loved to bake. 

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, husband Randy Olason and son Travis Louveau. 

Be comforted knowing her earthly body was broken, she was tired of fighting, she is now at peace resting comfortably with her departed loved ones in a better place. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Feel No Guilt in Laughter

Feel no guilt in laughter, she’d know how much you care.

Feel no sorrow in a smile that she is not here to share.

You cannot grieve forever; she would not want you to.

She’d hope that you could carry on the way you always do.

So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,

The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.

Let memories surround you, a word someone may say

Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour or a day,

That brings her back as clearly as though she were still here,

And fills you with the feeling that she is always near.

For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart

And she will live forever locked safely within your heart.

~ Unknown