Kay Lorraine Stevenson
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 17, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Date of passing: May 31, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
When she smiled the sparkle in her eyes was so bright you couldn't help but smile back!

Kay was born on November 17, 1946 to Magdaline and John Hegedus in Detroit, MI.

Kay and her Husband Howard (Bud) moved to FL in 2013 where she passed away in her son's home on May 31, 2015 in Port Charlotte, FL. Kay was able to be surrounded by her family thanks to Hospice.  Kay had suffered from Congestive Heart Failure and COPD for several years and never stopped fighting.  She fought as long as she could and anyone that truly knew Kay knew what a feisty Hungarian she was, which was one of the things we all loved about her. 

Kay loved her Husband Bud dearly and they spent over 49 wonderful years together. Kay was a doer, she was in constant motion. If she wasn't working , she was spending time with and cooking for her family and friends. She also loved going on cruises and swinging outside in the sun enjoying her posies. She doted on her grandchildren and absolutely adored her great granddaughter. Kay was a great lady with a big heart. She respected any and everyone no matter who they were and never judged them.  Kay had a great sense of humor and her hugs made you feel so loved that you never wanted to let go. The sparkle in her eyes was so bright you couldn't help but smile back. Kay was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

Kay was preceded in death by her Father John, Mother Magdalene and brother Bill.

Kay is survived by her husband Bud, son Howard, daughter in law Julie, their two children Brent and Cody, daughter Kristina, her two children Amanda and Anthony, and Great Granddaughter Zoey, Siblings John Hegedus, Christine McCormick and Gary Hegedus.

Kay requested that no services be held. Her wishes were to be cremated and added to her family's ashes and be released into the ocean. In lieu of tribute, we ask that donations be made to Hospice or your favorite charity. If you wish to send a card please send to 329 Lambert St, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Please feel free share your memories/comments. Kay may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. on 17th November 2015

"R.I.P. Kay"

This tribute was added by Ruth Blick on 9th June 2015

"I cannot help but smile - I do believe that the frist words that Kay said to me were - "Get off the boat!"  It was the beginning of years of friendship, amazing laughs and love. Thanks for the memories that will live on in our lives and everyone who had the honor to know you! Cheers to you Kay, you were an amazing woman!
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. Wish we were closer Bud so you coudl feel the hugs that surround you from a far.
Ruth, Rich and Bryce Blick
Traverse City"

This tribute was added by Jackelyn Girardi on 9th June 2015

"I can't explain how this women made you feel. She had the biggest heart and the best laugh. I remember her from the time I wads small. She was always such a sweetheart and like a grandma. Also making sure u were poor fed or something to drink. As I got older watching her and Bud together u seen a huge amount of love between them. Before they left for Florida I got to visit a little bit for the first time in a while And she was still a little firecracker, I was dying laughing it was such a good visit. She's a women you could never forget and a women that you had the amazing pleasure of knowing."

This tribute was added by Julie Stevenson on 9th June 2015

"Kay had been in my life since 1987. Therefore she has had a big impact on my life and I am thankful for her love and wisdom in which helped me become the woman I am today. She treated me not like a daughter in law, but as her true daughter.  You always hear people complain about their mother in laws, but you would never hear that from my mouth. I can only hope to be a great mother in law when the day may come and treat them as well as she has treated me these past 28 years. I told her on several occasions that if my two son's Brent and Cody turn out to be only half the man their father (Howard Jr) is they will be great. I was so blessed to be able to take care of her these last few weeks and finally give back to her what she has always given me, love without expecting anything in return. I will honor Kay everyday as I will take her wisdom with me in my everyday life and continue where she left off by loving without judgement and forgiving those that have wronged me. Thank you God for giving the pleasure to me such a wonderful person. I love and will always love you Kay. <3"

This tribute was added by Andrea Schefke on 8th June 2015

"Kay sounds like a wonderful woman, and I'm sad I was not able to meet her. I've enjoyed hearing the stories of her that have been told by Anthony, her grandson. My condolences to the family - you are all in my thoughts and prayers. She is a beautiful angel in Heaven now."

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