Kay Aeschliman


September 26, 2019

Kay Aeschliman

Kay Aeschliman

Kay Aeschliman, 82, of Colfax, passed away on September 17, 2019, at The Courtyard. Kay was born on June 28, 1937, in Colfax, Washington to Archie (Pete) and Zoe McIntyre.

Kay grew up in Colfax & attended Martha Washington grade school and graduated from Colfax High School in 1955. She met Marvin Aeschliman during this time. He served in the Army & when he returned, they dated & were married on June 25, 1955. They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

In her early years, while her mother was at work, she helped in the care of the home & fiercely protected her brother. She was a dedicated & loving farm wife to Marvin and a loving mother to their two children, Marva Lynn & Mike. She enjoyed fishing, going down to the river with Marvin & family. On one of the trips, both Marvin & Kay caught a 50-pound salmon.

Her home was always welcoming to everyone. Kay was a good cook and during hunting time, the house was always full with family & friends. She was a collector & treasured her antiques. She loved showing & telling everyone about their value. She created a display room in the barn & would sell some of her treasures.

Kay had a deep love for the Lord & lived a life that would be pleasing to God. They were members of the Onecho church for many years. Her daunting inner strength, love of family and friends, beautiful smile and a kind heart will be missed, but never forgotten.

Kay is survived by her husband of 64 years, Marvin; two children, Marva Lynn Smith and Mike (Debbie) Aeschliman, both of Colfax; four grandchildren, Jessica Smith, Chad Aeschliman, Chase Aeschliman and Chayne Aeschliman; two great-grandchildren, Ariella and Aidric. Also surviving are seven siblings, Peter McIntyre, Delbert McIntyre, David McIntyre, Maryann Leavey, Lisa McIntyre, Dennis McIntyre, Bonnie Homan, and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.


The funeral service for Kay will be held on Friday, September 27, at 11:00 a.m., at the Onecho Bible Church. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Colfax Cemetery. Viewing will be Tuesday-Thursday at Bruning Funeral Home.


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