Kaye Holmstead Gygi
December 18, 1931 ~ September 1, 2011
Kaye Holmstead Gygi
BORN: December 18, 1931
DIED: September 1, 2011
LOCATION: Orem, UT
Kaye Florence Holmstead Gygi, passed away September 1st, 2011 – a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt & friend.
Kaye was born December 18, 1931 to Earl Eric 'Hap' and Florence Hofheins Holmstead. She was the youngest of 6 children and grew up attending school in American Fork where her father taught high school.
Kaye graduated from American Fork High School, and enrolled in 1950 at Utah State Agricultural College, later graduating from Brigham Young University where she was a member of the ROTC Sponsor Corps, not only gaining an education but also making many lifelong and dear friends.
Kaye married Wayne Vance Gygi in the Salt Lake Temple, November 23, 1955.
During her life, Kaye was dedicated to serving her family and others. She taught her own children the ethics of kindness, generosity and hard work.
Throughout her life she served in many church leadership positions, including a mission with her husband in the Orem, Utah North Stake.
Once her children were grown she took on a few jobs working in a grocery store and a fabric store, just to name a few.
Kaye loved to read, loved the sunshine, and loved watching the autumn leaves changing color. In Kaye's later years, she was known for her adventurous attempts with recipes and her hand work. She was talented at sewing, knitting and crocheting. Gifts of her knitting and crocheting will help many remember her kind generosity.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude toward the personnel of the Orchard Park Care Center in Orem, as well as the doctors and nurses of the Utah Valley area for their love and vigilant care.
Kaye was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, three of her four sisters, and her brother.
Kaye is survived by her sister - Mary Holmstead Dean, four children: Mark (Anne) Gygi – Spanish Fork, UT; Bryan (Shawna) Gygi – Orem, UT; Diana Gygi – Orem, UT; and, Barbara (Tim) Evans – Bellevue, WA; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild with 2 more on the way.
A viewing will be held Wednesday evening, September 7, 2011 at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home in Orem from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Timpanogos Park 6th Ward Chapel at 11:00 a.m. There will be a viewing just prior to the services from 9:45am – 10:45am. The building is located at 955 North 300 East in Orem.
Walker Sanderson Funeral Home