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Memorial Services for Kaye Chohon, age 83 of O’Neill, will be 10:00 am Friday, July 8, 2022 at Word of Life Christian Center in O’Neill. Rev. James Loutzenhiser will officiate. Burial will follow in the O’Neill Cemetery. Memorial Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Kaye passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Country Lane Retirement Village in O’Neill. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill.
Kaye Lavonne Grant was born on December 1, 1938 in Leoti, KS to Gordon and Edna (Appl) Grant. Kaye was later joined by two siblings: a brother, Larry Grant, and a sister, Bonnie Grant. In 1956 Kaye married Richard “Al” Scott. To this union were born four children: Kimberly, Rhonda, Richard and Karla. Kaye later met and married Donald P. Chohon of O’Neill, NE, in 1989.
Kaye’s parents died when she was of a young age. She grew up to be an independent, goal-driven competent woman. Kaye discovered the love of reading at the age of 10 and that love never left her. The range of her reading was across-the-board; she was a sponge for knowledge and could intelligently discuss a variety of subjects with a varied audience. But even more than reading, she loved her children and spending time with them. Any time one of them would visit, you could count on her last words as they walked out the door: “call me when you get home safe”.
Kaye became involved with Valley Hope Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center in 1971. She went through and completed the Valley Hope Counselor-in-Training program on September 1, 1972. She went on to become an Assistant Program Director, Business Manager and Program Director with Valley Hope. She became Program Director at O’Neill Valley Hope in August, 2003, and after 32 years retired from Valley Hope to enjoy quality time with her husband, Don. They wintered several years in San Tan Valley, AZ, and greatly enjoyed each other and the sunshine.
Kaye is survived by her husband, Donald Chohon of O’Neill, NE; sister, Bonnie Grant of San Francisco, CA; four children, Kimberly (Joseph) Kennedy of Hastings, NE, Rhonda (Doug) Reusink of Norton, KS, Richard Scott of Thornton, CO, and Karla (Ray) Colligan of Norton, KS, six step-children, Kenneth (Becky) Chohon of Yukon, OK, Mark Chohon of O’Neill, NE, Gene (Ellen) Chohon of O’Neill, NE, Thomas (Lisa) Chohon of Ainsworth, NE, Pat (Patty) Chohon of O’Neill, NE, and Kelly (Neal) Martin of Wagner, SD; numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, step-nieces, and step-nephews.
Kaye was preceded in death by her parents Edna and Gordon Grant, and brother Larry Grant.
Kaye will be missed by her family, friends and those families that crossed her path during her years with Valley Hope. Rest in Peace, Kaye.