Kay Lynn Froment
September 8, 1949 – May 12, 2020
Kay Lynn Froment passed away in the early morning hours of May 12th following a short hospitalization. She had been living in a memory care facility in Mesa, Arizona.
Kay, 70, was born in September of 1949, in Wichita, Kansas to Neil and Mabel Froment. In her early teens, Kay moved , with her family, to Scottsdale, Arizona. Soon after, she became involved with the horse community and acquired her beloved quarter horse Daquiri. Together, they did barrel racing, trail rides, and, her favorite, campouts in the Superstition Mountains.
Although Kay claimed Scottsdale High as her school, she graduated from the new Saguaro High in their first graduating class of 1968. In October of that same year she was married. During the following four years Kay had two children, Scott and Christine, moved to Delaware, became a beautician, and returned with her family to Glendale, Arizona.
Later, after working as a medical office assistant, Kay found her career in newspaper classified sales. She started at the Scottsdale Progress, then moved to the Arizona Republic and Gazette. There she progressed to outside sales, predominantly dealing with auto dealership clients. After the paper was sold, Kay took a buy-out and moved back to her hometown of Wichita. Not ready to retire she found a position in cruise sales at Royal Caribbean Lines.
Kay was a devoted mother to Scott and Christine, and, craziness was abundant, but, when her grand daughter Taylor appeared, the world changed ! She was a voracious reader, loved crafting, and, was a vindictive domino player ! When the holidays came there was always a list for her famous rum cake. Over the years, her red hair gave way to something else, but the fire did not fade until the scourge of Alzheimer’s crept in. At that point she was forced to leave the Wichita that she enjoyed so much and returned to Arizona.
Kay was saddened at the loss of her mother, Mabel in February, and her father Neil in June of 1992. More recently she saw the passing of her brother Jerry. Now that the Lord has taken Kay to be by his side, her children; Scott Purcell of Wichita, Christine Purcell of Gilbert, and grand daughter Taylor d’Eliso of Gilbert are left with a great sadness that can only be eased with memories of love that was Kay.