Thomas Kay Lyman, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away April 6, 2002 after a difficult battle with cancer.

Kay was born Oct 5, 1925 at Oak City, UT the first son of Thom-as Callister and Florence Nielson Lyman. Kay's life could be charac-terized by service to others and hard work. He graduated from Davis High School June 5, 1942. During his senior year there, he worked the swing shift at Hill Field seven days a week and went to school full time.

In Dec of 1943, he was inducted into the army. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines as a crypto-grapher during World War II. After returning from the war he was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Texas Louisiana Mission. It was there that he first met his sweetheart, Shirley Stevens. She was a beautiful lady missionary. A romance began after both returned home, and they were married Aug 23, 1949, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they have established a joyful home based on love, work, and covenants that has endured for 52 years and will continue throughout eternity. They are the parents of four children.

After marriage, Kay continued to attend college, work, and rear a young family for the next few years. He graduated from BYU in Aug 1958 with a BS degree. He was a successful businessman. He worked as owner, president, and general manager of several diversified companies. He has been retired for the past 13 years.

Kay had an incredible love for the Lord and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has given many unselfish hours to the Church, serving with the Young Men, in the Sunday School, High Priests Quorum, as a counselor in the bishopric, as the Valley View 8th Ward bishop, in the high council, and as stake executive secretary. Until he became ill, he was serving in the Salt Lake Temple baptistery weekly.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children and their spouses, Ann-ette (Mike) Bryner, Thomas (Marcella), Grant (Debbie), William (Nancy); 14 grandchildren; and siblings, Louise Nielson, Dilworth, Evan.

The family would like to thank Hospice for their tender care during the last weeks of Kay's life.

Services will be Wed. April 10, 2002, 12 noon, Valley View 8th Ward chapel, 4032 S. 2300 E. Friends may call Tues. 6-8 p.m., Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 S. 2300 E, and Wed. 11-11:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.