Kay Novello

April 11, 1945March 23, 2014
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Kay Dorr Novello April 11, 1945 – March 23, 2014

Kay Dorr Novello of Georgetown was born on April 11, 1945 to the late Ernest and Francille Dorr. She passed peacefully at home on March 23rd after a three year battle with ovarian cancer.

Kay graduated from Ardmore High School in 1963 and the University of Oklahoma in 1967. During the course of her career Kay worked for NASA, ARCO Oil & Gas Company, and the University of Texas. Kay was a highly respected professional who spent most of her career as a recruiter and trainer. In 1990, she started her own consulting company, Fastrack Training, Inc.

Kay led a vivacious life travelling, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. Since retiring, two of Kay’s greatest loves were her Chihuahuas, Stacy and Lacy. She and husband Bob have taken pleasure in vacationing with Bob’s daughters and their grandkids and going on trips to China, Hawaii, California, Florida and other fun destinations. Always active, Kay enjoyed playing tennis, doing yoga and being a member of the Berry Creek Nine Holers.

Kay is survived by her husband Bob; stepdaughters Kathy Clarke and husband Brian, Michele Harding and husband James and Robyn Novello and husband John Grinarml; grandchildren A.J. Barrucci, Aidan Clarke, Robert Harding and Ellie Grinarml; sister Sondra Newsom and husband Keith of Oklahoma; brother Albert Dorr and wife Debby of Florida; nieces and nephew Lynn Galvan and husband Victor, Michelle LaFontain, Stephen Beck and wife Tami, and Lindsay Dorr; great nieces and nephews Quintin Beck, Bridgett Beck, Chloe Beck, Selena Galvan and Spencer Beck. She is preceded in death by her grandson Brian Clarke.

A memorial service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2nd at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, TX. To honor Kay’s memory, donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, Georgetown, TX.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Pat Dorr

December 16, 2014

Bob, I am sitting here before Christmas, realizing this is the first Christmas that Kay is not with us. I really believe I have been in denial that Kay is gone. She was always the energy of the Dorr Family, caring about every one, the closest I ever got to having a sister. I will remember Kay forever! I regret that I did not get down there for the memorial service, because I feel like I have had no closure. Maybe that's OK, because she will live in my mind and heart as long as I live!

Mark Franz

April 2, 2014

Bob, family & loved ones - my most heartfelt condolences. Kay was such an amazing person that I am honored to have met.

Kim Schepis

April 2, 2014

Bob, so very sorry to hear of Kay's passing and her battle over the past few years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Tim and Pat Smith

April 1, 2014

Kay was such a beautiful lady inside and out and a good friend. We can have a measure of peace knowing she is now pain free and in her heavenly home. May God comfort you in a way that only He can. We love you Bob.

Jon Real Dorr

April 1, 2014

Bob, Albert, Sondra & family, Kay's passing saddens me so. Growing up, she was a cousin so close she felt like a sister. What a girl, what a lady, what a personality, what ambitions, what dreams, what accomplishments Kay had! She loved our family & we loved her. We will miss her always.

Bob Lewis

March 31, 2014


Janet and I are sending prayers your way. Kay always had a smile and an adventure planned and ready. She will be missed. We love you.

Bob and Janet Lewis

Judy Ferrell

March 29, 2014

Bob and family, I was so sorry to hear of Kay's passing, but know that she is now with our Lord Jesus. She was always so youthful in looks and action and was a lovely person. We will miss her.

Donald McLachlan

March 28, 2014

Bob, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife Kay. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you and your family will experience the deep, abiding presence of God that brings comfort, strength, and peace.

Mac McGuire, Ph. D.

March 28, 2014

Bob, I am so sorry to hear about Kay. My prayers will be with you and your family. God's blessings.

Mary Beth Harrington

March 27, 2014


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you are feeling hugs from miles away!