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Kay Martensen All Obituaries

Cedar Rapids

Kay Martensen, 81, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Evergreen Estates III, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: noon Saturday, Jan. 23, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will immediately follow the service at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Kay was born July 29, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Raymond Darling and June Rogers-Anderly. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and Hamilton Business College and worked at Square D. Kay was always caring and welcoming. She loved animals and enjoyed feeding the birds that would visit her. Kay enjoyed a good word puzzle and she especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her daughters, Pam (Lance) Scott, Diane (Loren) Franck, Laura (Shawn) Martensen and Carol Martensen; grandchildren, Nicholas (Jessica) Franck and Jada (Brady) Franck; great-grandchildren, Nicson, Abby, Noah and Evy; brother, Gary Darling; and her four-legged child, Teddy.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Steve Darling.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to everyone at Evergreen Estates for their loving and compassionate care for Kay.
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