Kay Schilz was born in Missoula, Montana, on Oct. 27, 1946, and died Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Schilz was a 1965 graduate of Sentinel High School in Missoula. She moved to Juneau in 1969 where she worked in various Alaska state departments and retired as the human resources manager for the Alaska Department of Education in 1991. Schilz was a resident of Juneau from December 1969 to June 1996.
Schilz is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerry Schilz; mother and brother, Wilma Cole and Ken Kirkpatrick; brothers-in-law, James and Thomas Schilz; goddaughter, Emily Busch; several cousins; and her Alaska, quilting, and RVing families. Her father, Edwin I. Kirkpatrick, predeceased her.
Her final resting place will be in Hamilton, Montana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an animal shelter of your choice.