Kathleen Mae Shay

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Kathleen Mae Shay died Sept. 14. She was 85.

Shay was born on Sept. 24, 1934, in Rushville, Nebraska. She and husband, Harry, were married Oct. 24, 1954. They settled in Livermore in 1972 where they continued to raise their four children. She enjoyed employment outside the household and worked for many years as an administrative specialist for a variety of companies before finally settling at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until her retirement in 2000.

She was a devoted wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She was a kind, generous person to everyone she met.

Shay is survived by her loving husband Harry Shay; her cherished children and spouses: Kristy Shay (Tony Sakelarios) of Las Vegas, Jeneen Catron of Fair Oaks, Dennis Shay (Jacque) of Oakley, and Cheri (Randy Stewart) of Livermore; five grandchildren: Caitlin, Kelley, Alyssa, Rochelle and Emily; and her brother Ronald (Judy) Van Tifflin of Washington; along with many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to end macular degeneration at: Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871; or support.brightfocus.org.