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Kay Galjour Lytle

June 3, 1943 — August 11, 2023

Kay Galjour Lytle


On June 3, 1943, a beautiful little person came into this world. Born on her Mother’s birthday, Kay was a gift to us all.

There are just so many things to say about Kay’s life journey. She turned heads everywhere she went---either with her built in charm or that beautiful olive-skinned face with the big dark expressive eyes. Of course, there was that very kind heart that pulled you in like a magnet.

Her husband, John was always the center of her universe. They shared a fierce love for one another—a beautiful couple that always, always, worked as a team.

They delighted in talking about their boys, Kemp and Brian, rejoicing in their many accomplishments, and enjoying their beautiful families.

Kay and John have set an example for all—demonstrating that love really can carry you through some really tough times. You may know that both Kay and John have endured some really traumatic and treacherous health crises in the last few years. We all thought, at times, that they must be made of titanium! They managed to rise up from the very worst of critical health situations.

It would be a mistake to not mention that Kay was notorious for striking up a conversation with perfect strangers—anywhere and everywhere. Within 10 minutes she knew your name, your condensed life story and any other personal details you were willing to share with her. She was amazing that way.

Kay ended so many of her phone conversations with the words “I love you” and she meant that. She loved life and delighted in the smallest of things. She woke up every day trying to find the positive notes—enjoying all the little glorious moments.

If Kay could speak to us right now, she would say “I had a really good run for 80 years and lived a full and adventurous life.” She would tell us again how much she loved each one of us. She would tell us to soak up all of life’s beautiful moments, taking care not to spill a drop.

We always said that Kay lit up any room she walked into. With her strong faith in her Lord Jesus Christ, we know she has walked into the brightest room imaginable.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hilda and Oscar Galjour, brother Russell Joseph (Buddy) Galjour and nephew Parris Galjour.

Kay leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, John Lytle, her sons John Kemp (Lorie), their children Eden, Luke and Christina, as well as their son Brian (Jackie). She is also survived by her two sisters, Pat Smolik (Jerry) and Kathy Kellar (Bubba) and sister-in-law Dolly Galjour, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to  Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi  615 Oliver Ct, Corpus Christi, TX 78408  or the Music Health Alliance

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2023, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Aransas Pass, Texas.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church

342 S Rife St, Aransas Pass, TX 78336

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