Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Kay Cambell's Memorial
Milo Adventist Academy
Rudy Yost's Vespers Friday Night
Under Construction - Text to follow, etc.
We weren't able to stay for Saturdays Service
(another of Dave & Becky's Private Websites)
Darold Bigger leading out at Kay's Memorial
Kay's daughter, Lisa Dickey Calahan
And Becky Casebeer Hemp
Friday evening dinner - From left to right
Wendall Bobst, Ginny & Rudy Yost
A Big Thank you to Chuck & Phylis Brainard
For planning this memorial in Kay's honor
Becky Casebeer Hemp & Darold Bigger
Thanks Lisa Callahan for this photo
Our Friend Kay
It's my honor this evening to share some thoughts and memories of my friend, our
Probably every Milo graduate thinks his or her class was the greatest one ever. But our
class, the class of 1962, was surely one of the closest and most outstanding ever to live
and learn here. We have stayed especially close in the years since. And no member of our
special class will be missed more than Kay Campbell Dickey.
Back in those early 60s, when our class filled this campus with the unlimited energy
of our late teen years, we lived every day to the max, with nothing held back. We
learned and grew, yes, but the few dozen of us also had more fun and sometimes
mischief than maybe anyone else in the State of Oregon.
And Kay steady, fun loving, talented, and quietly but elegantly beautiful inside
and out was part of the glue that held our class together. She excelled in her
class work, was active in such extracurricular activities as the school newspaper
and Ski Club President, etc. And like Mary Tyler Moore, she turned the world on
with her smile.
We, her fellow classmates, can not imagine our school years here without her. We can't
imagine, for example, that our 1962 senior trip to the Seattle World's Fair could
have been nearly as much fun without her being with us. And now, these many years
later, we are having a hard time imagining the loss our Class of 1962 has experienced,
now that she is not with us.
Kay fought bravely and with great courage against the enemy that finally overcame her.
But where, as the Bible says, is the sting of this enemy? Where is its victory?
Because the victory is only temporary.
No one so full of life and the joy of it can ever be truly gone forever. Where the
enemy tries to put a period at the end of our lives, God puts a comma. Kay will most
surely live and laugh and love again.
Until that time, we, her classmates who loved and treasured her, are placing here,
on this campus we all love, a symbol of Kay a green and living reminder that her
memory will live on till the day of reunion. The influence of her life has touched
us all and made us so much better for it. And this tree says, to all who will see it
in days to come, Kay was here. Her life mattered and made a great difference, not
just while she lived here, but in all the years that followed.
Kay, we're going to miss you more than words can say. But thank you for what you
meant to us and for what you mean to us still and always will.
This tree is not a goodbye. It's a stand in for you that will continue growing
and living and blessing others, here in this place so dear to us, till we see you
May that time be soon.
A note from Marian Chrispens
I was so impressed with Kay's selfless
involvement with others, her untiring work for the benefit of Milo Academy
and the students there especially to help those who were financially
challenged to afford to fees. Above all her devotion to her family and the
love and energy she poured into all the "extra children" that became part of
her family. She was an amazing person and I felt blessed to have known her!
She was always involved with life around her to the fullest even back in
She will be so missed!
A note from Lynda Cook
When Kay was involved with the Alumni Association, I remember getting news about
Milo fairly often (and guess what, I contributed more often, too!). She did a
GREAT job in communicating about MAA to the alumni
A note from Mike Fellows
"Who would have thought, while we were all growing up together on this campus, that
it would be Kay that would best demonstrate the loyalty, steadfastness and love that
we seek. But who among us that had shared her generous heart could deny that in fact
Thanks for offering to be my spokesman.