Kay Lenore (Hill-Plourd) Sebade
Nov. 14, 1932 – June 7, 2021
Kay was born in Winlock, Washington, Nov. 14, 1932, and her Lord called her home on June 7, 2021 in Homer, Alaska.
She moved around between Washington, Oregon, California and Canada during her childhood before graduating from Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, in 1952. She went to work at United Airlines in Portland, Oregon, then transferred to Los Angeles. She moved on to supervising the record center at Space Technology Laboratories where she had to have FBI clearance.
After a short vacation in 1980 to Seldovia, she fell in love with Alaska. She packed and sold the house in Seattle and moved here in June of that same year. After nine months in Seldovia, the next adventure was in Anchor Point for a year before ending up in Homer. She had several jobs during those years, including at the Anchor River Inn (1981-82), Marston Real Estate (1982-1985), South Peninsula Hospital (1985-1990), Forget Me Not Flowers & Gifts (1995-1997), Homer Medical Clinic (2000-2003), Homer Senior Center (2003-2009) and then was on HSC board of directors. She earned her EMT certification after training in Seldovia in 1980 and joined the EMT volunteers in Anchor Point in 1981, and then Homer in 1982.
Kay will be remembered for her true passions, which were her family, church family, her beloved Seattle SEAHAWKS, quilting, reading, classical music, bowling and sitting on the spit watching the boats come in while eating a Glacier burger. She shared her spare time over the years with the Homer Senior Center, the animal shelter and as an end of life volunteer with Hospice of Homer. She was proud of the fact that she gained her sobriety on Feb. 4, 1980, and was a two-time breast cancer survivor. She had a kind heart, an absolute love for life and a shining, positive attitude even through trying times.
She is survived by her brother Rene Bollman of Washington, daughters Lara (Paul) Fleenor, of Homer; Vicki (Jim) Swaggert, of Homer; grandchildren Trevor (Shayla) Plourd, of Oregon, Thomas (Jessica) Anderson, of Nebraska, Shelby Sinn (Randon), of Homer, Halle (D.J.) Marsengill, of Georgia and Homer, Aaron (Amber) Fleenor, of Homer, Rose Fleenor, of Anchorage, John Anderson and James Anderson, of Homer; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces Rebecca (Tom) Stone, Debbie Graham and Margaret Stroknes; great-nephew Thomas and great-niece Lacy. Extended family include Ken (Wendy) Plourd, Bernie (Ronna) Plourd, Jackie (Tony) Corning, Dawn Plourde, Maureen Sandoval and their children.
Preceded in death by her beloved father William Hill, mother Vesta Kitchener, brother Don “Sam” Hill, chosen sister Terry Hill and nephew Jason Hill.
Services will be held at Homer Christian Church at 865 East End Road on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. Please feel free to wear blue or purple, two of Kay’s favorite colors. Any questions, please contact Lara Fleenor at (907) 299-6688.