We lost our beautiful, loving mother, Kay Irene Werre, on July 11, 2022. She bravely fought a battle with leukemia, but died suddenly in her home, surrounded by her devoted family. Kay was born in Nampa, ID on January 15, 1943, to Ernest and Mary (Spencer) Rupert.
She was the fourth of six girls and grew up on a dairy farm. She loved raising her Guernsey cows and showing them in 4-H. She won several ribbons with her favorite cow, Blossom, whom she always remembered fondly. Kay rode her pony, Traveler, to Lone Star School and to piano lessons. In High School she was in the orchestra and was very accomplished on piano and violin. She graduated in Nampa in 1961, and then went on to Beauty School. One of her first jobs was at Nampa’s famous ‘Toot and Tell’ drive-in.
Kay met her husband, Dennis, at a local dance. They married on July 26, 1962, and moved to his home state of North Dakota, where they raised their family, and farmed for nearly 60 years in the Fullerton area. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to their four children and taught them to be dependable and hard working. She loved to garden, raise flowers, and canned a variety of fruits and vegetables. The family always had several pets through the years. Two of her favorites were Wyatt and Wiley, her Siamese cats. Even though farm life kept her very busy, she still found time for her favorite hobby: playing fiddle. She instilled her love of music in her children. She won many trophies and was inducted into the North Dakota Fiddler’s Hall of Fame in 2014.
As a child, Kay developed a love for God from her grandparents, Herbert and Diantha Spencer, as they studied the Bible with her. She dedicated her life to Jehovah God and was baptized at the age of 14 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her faith and her hope in her God, Jehovah, was what grounded her and gave her strength to deal with the challenges of life. She set a great example for her children and friends. Even during the last few weeks of her life, she was sharing with others the hope from the Bible about the resurrection.
Kay was very compassionate and thoughtful of people. She was always sending flowers or bringing food when there was a need. She was also well known for her sense of humor and the funny cards she would send. She was young at heart, and always tried to make things fun for her kids and grandkids. She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Kay is survived by her four children: Jolene (Kyle) Droghei of Pocatello ID; Linda (Dean) Toepke of Ivins, UT; Dwayne (Sarai) Werre of Payette, ID; and Dustin (Stephanie) Werre of St. George, UT, grandchildren: Shawn (Ivy) Savey; Tyler Savey, and great grandchild Ariya Rose Savey all of Pocatello, ID, sisters: Dorothy (Roland) Williams of Ocala, FL; Mary Lou (Jerry) Tlucek of Melba, ID; Diane Eckhout of Homedale, ID; Rhonda (Mike) James of Oreana, ID, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Werre; infant son Allen Robert; parents Ernie and Mary Rupert; sister Carolyn Sawer.
The family would like to express appreciation for the care provided by Dixie Hospice, and especially her nurse, Micki Wells. There will be a Memorial Service held via Zoom on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to share a memory at