Obituary: Kay (Catherine T.) Webb

April 26, 1938 - June 14, 2024
Kay (Catherine T.) Webb
April 26, 1938 - June 14, 2024
Posted at 8:39 AM, Jun 23, 2024

Kay Webb (Catherine T. Webb), aged 86, of Great Falls, MT passed away from congestive heart failure and diabetes mellitus Type 2, on Friday, June 14, 2024. She died at home with her loving family members at her side.

Kay was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 26, 1938, to her loving parents, John Esquerre Turpen and Mary Genevieve Gough Turpen, joining her older sister, Jeanne Marie Turpen. The family moved back to Mobile, AL, in 1945, following her father’s death. As a child she attended St. Joseph’s Academy boarding school in Bay St. Louis, MS, and graduated from the Convent of Mercy High School in Mobile. She attended two semesters at the University of Alabama before marrying Franklin D. Webb in 1958. As Frank was enlisted in the Air Force, they lived on bases in France, Maine, Japan, and finally Malmstrom AFB in 1966. They divorced in 1983.

Kay worked in a variety of jobs. She taught English while living in Japan and stocked spices at the Malmstrom AFB Commissary. She began working at the old Columbus Hospital in Great Falls, initially as an admission clerk and then transferred to the Human Resources Department. She served as the Human Resources Manager and then as the Employee Advocate at Benefis Healthcare after the 2 community hospitals merged. She always looked forward to attending the Mixed Nuts dinners to visit with former Columbus Hospital employees.

Kay had many hobbies and enjoyed herself tremendously! She won many trophies while bowling, and enjoyed participating in city, state, and national bowling tournaments, as well as the Senior Olympics. She loved traveling to the tournaments, and during one legendary trip with her team, took 3 hours (normally less than 90 minutes) to arrive in Helena, MT from Great Falls. Let’s just say they had a lot of fun on that road trip! Kay took her role as secretary for two bowling leagues, Tuesday 55 Club, and the Golden Seniors very seriously.

Not being able to bowl and socialize with her friends during the COVID 19 pandemic was something that she missed terribly. She loved playing golf and had a standing Saturday morning tee time with her Columbus Hospital buddies, which usually ended late into the evening. She adored Roger Federer and was able to watch him play tennis in person at a charity event in Seattle for her 79th birthday.

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