CUMBERLAND - Kay A. Rudd, 96, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
Mrs. Rudd was born on July 24, 1923, in Alaska, W.Va., to Harry S. Anderson and Alta M. Anderson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Thomas L. Rudd Jr. and all five of her siblings.
Mrs. Rudd graduated from Allegany High School in 1942, where she was a majorette with the school band for four years. She married Air Cadet and high school sweetheart, Tom Rudd, on his birthday July 29,1944, in Seymour, Ind. She later worked for the Department of Social Services in Allegany County as an eligibility worker until 1985. Mrs. Rudd was also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She and Tom spent many fabulous weekends and vacations with their family and close friends at their camp on the South Branch of the Potomac River. Mrs. Rudd enjoyed her Bridge groups, water aerobics, bowling, sewing, cooking, baking, and making handcrafted gifts for friends. She especially enjoyed surprising her friends and family with homemade Easter candy, Christmas cookies, and cakes. Pies were her specialty. Nobody made crust like Kay! She and Tom enjoyed traveling with her sister, Pat and her husband, Stan in their motor home, and spending time with family on the East and West coasts. On her 90th birthday, she celebrated by parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Surviving are her three children, Thomas L. Rudd III, Stockton, Calif., William M. Rudd, Cumberland, Patricia A. Rudd, San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, William Rudd, Cumberland, John Rudd, Frostburg, Lauren Horton, San Francisco, Eric Horton, Oakland, Calif., Maggie Wilkin, Ann Arbor, Mich., Patricia Rudd, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Julia Koumbassa, Ypsilanti; seven great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Frances Minke, Cumberland, and Dottie Pitzer, Indianapolis, Ind.
The family is very grateful to Personal Home Services caregivers and the Western Maryland Health Systems Hospice team, for their loving and compassionate care.
A celebration of her life with family will be held at a future date.
The family requests those wishing to make donations to donate to their charity of choice.
Published on February 22, 2020


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Tim Lewis
Feb 26, 2020
She was a very special and wonderful person. A classy lady who my parents thought very highly of and whom we as children respected.
Bob Laird
Feb 17, 2020
Soooooo sorry to hear this. Thought the world of her and Tom. Let me know when you're back Tom, I'll come down. Would live to see you .
Debbie cherneski
Feb 16, 2020
Kay was a wonderful lady who always had funny stories to share about her times at the river with her family and friends. She loved experiencing life to the fullest. Kay will always have a special place in my heart. My love goes out to the family.
Connie Arnold
Feb 15, 2020
She always had some good memories to share and made extremely good Easter eggs. She also shared some of her favorite recipes and will be remembered every time I make them.