May 27, 1943 - March 19, 2021
Kay Amy Orde of St. Augustine Beach died at the Bailey Hospice Center on March 19 after a long illness bravely borne. She was 77 years old. Born in Swansea, Wales to Charles and Irene Brooks, Kay grew up in Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, England before coming to the United States in 1963 to work as a children’s nanny in Minneapolis. From there she lived in Delaware, Connecticut, Arizona, and Indiana before settling in Durham, North Carolina. Twenty-five years after finishing school in England, Kay hit the books once more, earning a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill—which opened the door to reporting positions on the Chapel Hill News and the Durham Morning Herald—and an MA from NC State. In 1998, she moved one last time, to St. Augustine, to marry her long-time best friend Lewis Orde. In America’s oldest city, she spent 20 years working for the American Culinary Federation as editor-in-chief of the National Culinary Review, a magazine for chefs. Kay is greatly missed by her husband, Lewis; her two daughters, Celeste Paranjape of Denver, CO, and Heather Hinson of Charlotte, NC; her three grandchildren, Meera, Dhilan, and Nicholas; sister Joy of Cardiff, Wales, and everyone whose lives she touched with her warmth, kindness, and generosity. No flowers, please. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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