Agnes R. Day
Agnes R. Day, age 93, died peacefully at her daughter's home in California on Saturday, May 8th. She was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. Following graduation from Roger Ludlowe High School, she received her nursing diploma from Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing in New York City where she also attended Columbia University. She held various positions throughout her 36 years in nursing.
On August 30, 1941, Agnes married E. Vance Day in Flagstaff, Arizona. Vance and Agnes were happily married for 67 years, spending over 60 of those years in Billings, Montana. Agnes is survived by her children, Gary (Joyce) Day and Barbara Day. She is also survived by her grandchildren Adria (Greg), Scott (Liandra) and Kara; her three great-grandchildren, Parker, Darren and Trevor; and nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Vance.
Agnes was a good person who loved her family and had a variety of interests. She volunteered at the Billings Food Bank where she was named volunteer of the year and J.C. Penney Community Volunteer. She enjoyed bridge, crossword puzzles, feeding the birds, watching for backyard rabbits, traveling internationally with Friendship Force, and writing letters and exchanging newspaper articles. Agnes had a strong faith and a devotion to saying the daily rosary.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Ave. in Capitola on Saturday, May 15th at 1:00pm. A reception will follow in the hall and all are invited to attend.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Community Church (Capitola, CA), the Billings (Montana) Food Bank or the charity of one's choice.
Pacific Gardens Chapel, Santa Cruz, CA is in charge of arrangements, and condolences may be shared with the family at www.pacificgardenschapel.com.
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