Beverly Kay Faulkner
Longtime Kenai resident Beverly Kay “Kay” Faulkner died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at her home in Kenai. She was 59.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Her ashes will be laid to rest with her son Kevin at the Kenai City Cemetery.
Ms. Faulkner was born Nov. 3, 1946, in San Diego, and she attended Canoga Park Elementary School, Fillmore High School and graduated from Simi Valley High School in California. She traveled between Oregon and Alaska from 1967 to 1974, when she moved to the Kenai Peninsula permanently.
“Mom was a very independent woman with strong opinions and a tender heart. She was a fiercely devoted mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and a loyal friend. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family. She was a Christian and she loved the sea and the bluffs overlooking the Cook Inlet. She was a gifted poet and writer of children’s stories,” her family said.
Ms. Faulkner was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Faulkner; husband, Wayne Faulkner; mother, Mary Olds; sisters, Cheryl Espinoza and Debi Arness; great-grandson, John “Quattro Bear” Connell; and nieces, Lisa, Lori, Mariah, Cherylynn and Jaylynn Espinoza.
She is survived by her daughter, Leah Faulkner-Gruver of Puyallup, Wash.; son David Faulkner of Bellingham, Wash.; father, Ray Olds of Kenai; brother, Steve Olds of Kenai; grandchildren, Ashley, Brandin, Zachary, Kevin and Davin Faulkner, and Alexandra, Kate, Summer and Vincent Gruver; nieces, Vicki Espinoza of Wasilla, Teresa Espinoza of Kenai and Andrea Peck of Olympia, Wash.; nephews, Jason Espinoza of Florence, Ariz., Jesse Peck of Boise, Idaho, and Arthur Arness of Olympia; and numerous aunts, uncles, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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