Obituary: Virginia Kay Low
Virginia Kay Low, Feb. 20, 1934 — July 1, 2018. Virginia “Kay” was the only daughter born to Douglas Kent Hodgeson (Canada, August 1906 — California, November 1978) and Virginia Lucille Shoup (Ohio, June 1910 — California, February 2003), in Millersburg, Ohio. While her father worked as farmer and trucker during WWII, Kay learned the home arts of cooking, sewing and eventual care of two younger brothers; Kent and Steve Hodgeson.
While her brothers became gunsmiths, Kay took a shine to the Captain of the football team at Millersburg High.
Boyd Eugene Low married V. Kay Hodgeson right out of high school, September 1953. The Korean ‘conflict’ was still going on and Kay followed her new husband to Colorado Springs after Boyd finished basic training in Illinois.
Kay went home to Ohio; while her husband was deployed to Korea.
Upon her husband’s return, Kay presented him with a new daughter; Teresa Kay Low; enabling a five generation photograph.
Within a year a son was welcomed, Brian Douglas Low (1956-2016). While Kay focused on the kids, Boyd bundled up his brood and headed west as far as the ‘Mother Road - Route 66’ would take them. Kay and Boyd built their home in Riverside, California, and followed traditional family guidelines for 65 years.
Kay enjoyed numerous forms of artistic expression, such as pottery, macramé and stained glass, however it was in the fiber arts where Kay excelled. Kay displayed her creations twice in California, both in gallery presentations.
When Kay entered her creations at the Yavapai County Fair (after she and Boyd retired to Arizona in 2006) she took first place and Best in Show.
Kay will be dearly missed by her surviving husband, daughter, brothers and grand-daughters; Crystal Kay Garcia (Weil) and Selayo Star Low (Cloud).
Information provided by survivors.