Ferril Arthur Kay 1916 ~ 2005 Ferril Arthur Kay, age 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away on December 13, 2005, in Kirkland, Washington. The son of Samuel Arthur and Medora Hooper Kay, he was born in Annabella, Utah on July 15, 1916. During the Depression, Arthur interrupted his high school education to work in the CCC Camps to help support his widowed mother and four sisters. Returning after a two-year absence, he resumed his position as center on his high school basketball team. He later married his high school sweetheart, Eunice Nielsen Kay, in 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they had six children. Following graduation from Utah State University in 1941, Arthur taught school for two years and then worked at the Hanford Atomic Energy Plant in Richland, WA on the highly secretive Manhattan Project, during World War II. At the end of the war, he entered the University of Oregon School of Dentistry, graduating with top honors, and induction into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He practiced dentistry in Renton, Washington for 30 years until his retirement at age 63, in 1979, when he accepted a position from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to become the first President of the Seattle Temple located in Bellevue, Washington. Other Church positions of responsibility took him to Mexico City, Mexico and Sydney, Australia for a period of five years where he oversaw the operations of the Church abroad as a member of the Quorum of Seventy and served in the Area Presidency and later as the President of the South Pacific Area. He was accompanied in these assignments by his wife, Eunice. Earlier he had served as a Bishop and Stake President in the Seattle area and later served twice as a Regional Representative in several areas of the Church. Arthur held the rank of captain in the U.S. Army and served as a dental officer in Heidelberg, Germany from 1955-1957. He was a life-long member of the American and Washington State Dental Associations, and various dental clubs in the Seattle area. He was a member of the Dixie College Scholarship Association. He appreciated good music and supported the arts. He was greatly respected by his peers and associates as being a man of unwavering honesty and integrity as well as a man of faith and devotion, kindness and compassion. He was a true leader in every sense. Though he stood at a commanding 6'5", he stood out not necessarily by his height, but by his kind and gentle approach to people. He was often lovingly referred to by his associates in the South Pacific as "The Gentle Giant." He was a devoted and loving husband. His greatest source of joy was his family who adored him beyond expression. Arthur is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eunice Nielsen Kay, of Woodinville; his five daughters Karma Vikari (Christian) of Woodinville; Trudy Rodabough (Sidney), of Issaquah; Carol Jenkins (Nathan), of Reno, Nevada; Anna Price (Dale) of Kent; and Elizabeth Swenson (James) of Snohomish. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and two sisters: Lorraine Kay Larsen of West Jordan, Utah; and Jane Kay Bean of Nephi, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Marilyn Kay, and sisters Ilean Kay, Garda Kay Rees, and Arthalean Kay Gibson. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. To our cherished father, "God be with you 'til we meet again." Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Renton North Stake Center chapel, adjacent to the LDS Temple in Bellevue, Washington. A viewing from 11:30 to 12:30 a.m. will be held prior to the service. Interment, at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Avenue N.E., Renton, Washington.