Kay passed away peacefully at home late Wednesday. She was 56 and a lifelong resident of Mancos. Kay was born on May 20, 1957 in Cortez to John and Ellen Paquin.
On Feb. 28, 1981, Kay married Bill Sanders and had two children, son, Chris and daughter, Ryann. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Jade Sanders, Unique Sanders and Paizley Wilson.
Kay was survived by her husband, Bill Sanders; son, Chris Sanders; daughter, Ryann Sanders; granddaughters, Jade and Unique Sanders, and Paizley Wilson; parents, John and Ellen Paquin; brother, Ronald Paquin and his wife, Sheri; two nieces, Cassie Alexander and husband, Keith and her daughter, Addison, and Jesse Paquin; nephew, Trevor Paquin; and many lifelong friends.
After Kay graduated high school, she pursued a career in dental hygiene and worked in Southwest Colorado for over 30 years.
Kay enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and loved the outdoors, and dancing. Kay was an avid quilter, and her work will be cherished.
Kay's memory and spirit will thrive in all those who knew and loved her.
A memorial fund will be set up at Mancos Valley Bank, and all proceeds will go to her favorite charity in her name.
Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For information, click on the obituary section at ertelfuneralhome.com.