LACONIA — Kathryn "Kay" L. Champoux, 91, of Laconia, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Forestview Manor, Meredith.

She was born on August 1, 1921 in Weatherford, OK, the daughter of Edgar and Anna (Weast) Collins. She was the 8th of nine children. She grew up in El Campo, TX and attended Seaton School of Nursing in Austin, TX. She was wed to Laconia native Francis Champoux and moved to Laconia in 1945. She worked at Scott & Williams and Indian Head Bank, retiring in 1980. Kay was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Laconia. She loved all of her children and grandchildren. They all miss her, they were her life.

She is survived by her son, Don and his wife Nancy, her son Rick and his wife Donna, her son Duane and his fiancé Marla, her step-daughter-in-law, Eileen, 13 grandchildren; Jennifer, Kristin, Crystalee, Ericka, Jacki, Pamela, Rebecca, Bret, Suzi, Kelly, Jackie, Christy and Lori, 15 great grandchildren and 28 nieces and nephews and her dear friends George and Dee Trethewey. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Francis Champoux in 1989, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and a step son, Frank.

Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. Andre Bessette Parish –St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul PO BOX 6123-Lakeport, NH 03247

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to .

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