KAY ESTELLE GHIGLIONE YOST, 80, passed on February 9, 2023
at St. Patrick Hospital from a pulmonary embolism. Beloved wife of the late
Thomas Yost, mother of Suzanne Yost, mother-in-law of Dustin Richardson,
grandmother of Austin Christensen, Rae, Callie, and Dakota Richardson.
Cherished sister of Ann O’Keefe and Susan Raney.
Kay was born in Seattle, Wa, in 1942 delivered by her own
grandfather, Dr. August Ghiglione. She was the daughter of Angelo and
Alice Palmer Ghiglione. The family moved to Juneau, Alaska when Kay
was 7 and lived in Alaska until moving to Arlington, VA in 1957. Kay
graduated college at Pennsylvania State University with a major in
music. She worked for UNIVAC, in Washington, DC, Lausanne,
Switzerland, then lived in Paris, France, before moving to Seattle,
Kay met her soulmate while skiing, they were both ski instructors at
Alpental/Ski Acres. She married Tom Yost and then had daughter,
Suzanne, in 1975. They moved to Camano Island in 1990, where they
enjoyed their love of the ocean. The family also bought land in Montana in
1990. They used this for camping and fishing every chance they got. They
moved to Montana permanently in 1998, living on their farm in Superior for
years, fulfilling their many ranch dreams. As they aged, it was time to move
to Missoula. Tom and Kay spent their winters at their house in Palm
Springs playing tennis and golf, and the rest of the year was enjoyed in
Montana. They lived their dreams out together surrounded by friends and
Kay was very involved with her church group from Discovery Alliance
and also spent many days with her sewing friends and golf partners. She
was a fine athlete, majorette, skier, competitive diver, golfer, tennis player,
avid angler, and was often found riding her horses out her back door.
Animals adored her and she saved many. She was a talented pianist, a
wonderful cook and completely devoted to her family. She has a large
extended family in both Montana and Washington, and has touched the
lives of many. She will be in our minds and hearts always.
There will be no service, as Kay wished. Her ashes will rest with
Tom’s at their favorite fishing hole in Montana!