Kay Elaine Andersen, 69, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away unexpectedly on May 27, 2019.
Originally born Kay Elaine Kelleher, in Wilmington, DE.
She was a proud member of the US Navy. She served during the Vietnam War and was stationed at the Charleston Naval Base.
Kay earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Richmond. Then she earned her certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina for Anesthetia of Nurses. She proceeded to make a career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, caring for thousands of patients during that time.
She moved to South Carolina in 2001 with her family.
Kay was as intelligent, loving, humorous, brave woman. She enjoyed traveling, sitting on the beach with her sister Carol, shopping, but most of all she enjoyed cooking for her family.
She is survived by her daughters; Kelly Andersen and fiance’ James Worth, and Stephanie Arnesen and husband, David; newphew, Jarrod Green; her sister, Carol Blackmon; her mother,Dorothea Kelleher; her sister, Kristine Kelleher; her brother, Charles Kelleher, Jr.; several nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends all whom will miss her tremendously.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, of thirty-two years, Stephen Eugene Andersen. She is also preceded in death by father, Charles Joseph Kelleher.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Fostering Hope, a cause close to Kay’s heart.