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Kaye L. Chohon

Jul 5, 2022 (0)



Kaye Lavonne Chohon, 83, of O'Neill died Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Country Lane Retirement Village in O'Neill.

Memorial visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at Word of Life Christian Center in O'Neill.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at the church in O'Neill. Rev. James Loutzenhiser will officiate.

Burial will be in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill is in charge of the arrangements.

Kaye was born on Dec. 1, 1938 in Leoti, KS to Gordon and Edna (Aple) Grant. Kaye was later joined by two siblings: a brother Larry Grant and a sister Bonnie Grant.    

In 1956 Kaye married Richard “Al” Scott. To this union were born four children Kimberly, Rhonda, Richard and Karla.  

Kaye later met and married Donald P. Chohon of O'Neill in 1989.

Kaye's parents died when she was of a young age. She grew up to be an independent, goal-driven competent woman. Kaye discovered the love of reading at the age of 10 and that love never left her. The range of her reading was across-the-board; she was a sponge for knowledge and could intelligently discuss a variety of subjects with a varied audience. But even more than reading, she loved her children and spending time with them. Any time one of them would visit, you could count on her last words as they walked out the door: “call me when you get home safe.”

Kaye became involved with Valley Hope Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center in 1971. She went through and completed the Valley Hope Counselor-in-Training program on Sept. 1, 1972. She went on to become an assistant program director, business manager and program director with Valley Hope. She became program director at O'Neill Valley Hope in August 2003, and after 32 years retired from Valley Hope to enjoy quality time with her husband Don.  

They wintered several years in San Tan Valley, AZ, and greatly enjoyed each other and the sunshine.

Kaye will be missed by her family, friends and those families that crossed her path during her years with Valley Hope. Rest in peace Kaye.

Kaye is survived by her husband Donald Chohon of O'Neill; four children Kimberly (Joseph) Kennedy of Hastings, Rhonda (Doug) Reusink of Norton, KS, Richard Scott of Thornton, CO, and Karla (Ray) Colligan of Norton, KS; six step-children Kenneth (Becky) Chohon of Yukon, OK, Mark Chohon and Gene (Ellen) Chohon, all of O'Neill, Thomas (Lisa) Chohon of Ainsworth, Pat (Patty) Chohon of O'Neill and Kelly (Neal) Martin of Wagner, SD; and numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, step-nieces and step-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edna and Gordon Grant and one brother Larry Grant.             

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