Johnnie Kathleen “Kay” Caudill

Johnnie Kathleen "Kay" Caudill

Johnnie Kathleen “Kay” Caudill lost her valiant battle with cancer on March 25, 2014. She was 71 years old.

She was born Johnnie Kathleen Shea on January 9, 1943, the youngest of 10 children. Kay grew up on a cotton farm in Ramer, Tennessee.

After graduating from high school, she moved to Washington at the age of 17, where she met and married James Caudill.

They moved to LaPush in 1969, then Forks in 1973, where together they raised four beautiful children.

Kay was a softspoken, loving woman with a witty sense of humor. She was loved by all who knew her.

Kay is survived by her children, Michelle, Cindy, Michael and Paul; grandchildren Ashely, Heather, Dale and Kaven; great-granddaughter Madeline; brother Denis; sisters Wilma, Cornelia and Sandra; and dozens of nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her and love her forever.

We take care that she is now safe at home with the Lord.

A celebration of life will be held at Sons of Norway, 131 West Fifth Street, Port Angeles, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.