Obituary of Lois McGrady |

Obituary of Lois McGrady

Lois (Kay) McGrady, a longtime resident of Nevada City, was given to her Heavenly Father on Sept. 10, 2014.

Announcement of a memorial service will be later.

Kay was born in Southern California on Feb. 9, 1930. Her family moved to Palo Alto where Kay grew up, graduating from Palo Alto High in 1947. Kay then entered San Jose State taking a business degree in 1951.

Upon moving to Hollywood Kay found work at an acting agency. She enjoyed this life and took pleasure in meeting some of the stars of that time.

After several years in Southern California, Kay moved back to the Bay Area where she became a social worker with the County of San Mateo. After 20-plus years in that capacity, she retired to Nevada County.

It was here in this beautiful country, Kay enjoyed her life playing golf, becoming a master gardener, acting and cooking. Kay acquired a deep appreciation of art, and her paintings in water colors and pastels were proudly displayed in her home for all to enjoy. She also played bridge even when the hand dealt was “lousy.”

At her 50th high school reunion, she met fellow classmate Rick Redeker. He asked, “You want a handshake or hug?” The hug won out, and they were together as husband and wife for 17 years.

Kay is survived by her brother, nephew, and husband.

Kay will be dearly missed in ways that words can hardly describe.

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