Kay Marie Hebb was born in Okinawa, Japan on March 20, 1951 and passed away at the age of 62 on June 12, 2013 in Tyler, Texas.
Kay lived in Japan until she met her husband, Bob Hebb, in Okinawa where he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married in Japan in 1972 and lived in several places in the United States and internationally during his 26 year military career. Kay became fluent in English, studied hard, became a naturalized citizen, and embraced the United States as her home.
Following Bob's retirement from the Air Force, they moved to Tyler, Texas where he joined his brothers working at Hebb Industries, Inc. Kay worked at Service Merchandise, Hebb Industries, Inc., Nautilus Health and Fitness, and U. S. Fabrication of East Texas. She loved her children and her much beloved dog, Niki. An avid sports fan, she also enjoyed reading, walking at the mall, and lunches with her friends. Everyone who knew Kay loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bob Hebb, of the home; son, Louis Hebb of Plano, Texas; daughter, Ayuli Hebb of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister-in-law, Angela Drzewiecki and husband, Tom of Redmond, Washington; and brothers-in-law, Bill Hebb and wife, Risa of Tyler, Texas and Joe Hebb and wife, Letha of Winfield, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother; and her parents-in-law, Adron and Madge Hebb.
A visitation for Kay Marie Hebb will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler, Texas. Memorials may be made to Cancer Foundation for Life, 1713 Troup Highway, Tyler, Texas 75701.
(taken from the Stewart Family Funeral Home website)
Kay's husband, Bob Hebb, grew up in Howard. His parents were longtime Howard residents, the late Adron and Madge Hebb.