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February 28, 1931 to May 7, 2020- Kay Wescott, 89, passed away at her home in Damascus Oregon.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kay Ann (Lear) WescottKay Wescott, 89, passed away May 7, 2020 at her home in

Damascus, Oregon. Kay was born in Springview,

Nebraska on February 28, 1931 to Kermit and Eilean (Eule)

Lear. Although the family soon left the farm, they continued to speak of Nebraska as "home" and passed on fond memories to the next generations.

During the years of the Depression, the family moved frequently around the West as Kermit and Eilean found work. Kay and her siblings, Louise, Ruth, and Richard formed an amazing bond during this time. There was no hardship that couldn't be turned into a humorous adventure tale. Their childhood stories will be repeated for generations.

Kermit and Eilean found steady work in the

Vancouver shipyards early in the war, and were able

to buy a home in Damascus, Oregon in 1946. Kay

graduated from Gresham high school in 1949. She

received a BA in English from University of Oregon

in 1953. After graduation, she taught at Sandy High

School. She especially enjoyed reciting poetry, from

John Milton to Ogden Nash, and wrote many a

spontaneous limerick of her own. She was beloved

by her students, who years later would stop by to say

"hi" at the family business, Wescott's Auto Restyling,

in Damascus.

Kay met her future husband, Dee Wescott, when

she took her damaged car to his auto body shop. He

was struck by her stunning smile. They married soon

after, in 1955. Together, they raised four children and

grew the business together. They were true soul-mates,

so life was never the same after Dee passed in 2009.

Kay is survived her children and their families: Karl

(and Mary) Wescott of Damascus, Julia (and Charley)

Myers of Honolulu, Amy (and David) Hutchins of

Boise and Tim (and Robin) Wescott of Oregon City.

Her grandchildren are Russell and Codee Hutchins,

James, John and Ben Wescott, and Zach Myers. She

will also be missed by her sister Ruth Falbo of Buffalo,

her sister-in-law Cammie Lear of Modesto, and many

nieces and nephews.

We will all miss her bright smile,

silly humor, and welcoming laughter.

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