Kay Tyrrell Cullen (Sausen)
(1950 - 2009)

Kay Tyrrell Cullen (Sausen)

Michigan, United States of America
February 14, 1950

California, United States of America
August 25, 2009

Kay Tyrrell Cullen of Chico passed away on August 25, 2009 at Enloe Hospital. She was born February 14, 1950 in Michigan to Roscoe Sausen and Helen . She moved to Chico when she was one and a half.
Kay graduated from Chico High in 1968. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She worked as a Paraprofessional for the last 25 years at schools including, Chapman, Loma Vista, Emma Wilson and Shasta Elementary. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, knitting, feeding the ducks at California Park and many activities with her family and friends. She collected many angel figurines, books and jewelry. She loved helping others and enjoyed rescuing animals. Kay is loved by many people and will truly be missed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Steve Cullen; daughters, Heather Behr Easterly and her husband Billy of Portland, Jennifer Heinly and Jason of Santa Rosa, Sarah Simmons and her husband Brian of Chico, Tracy Burns and her husband Richard of Fullerton, Sandy Hankins and her husband Dave of Chico; and son, Eric Cullen and his wife Loise of Windsor. her sister Linda Peters and her family of Michigan. There are also 15 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her Father Roscoe Sausen her Mother Helen Grady, her father Patrick Grady, and her brother Ron Grady.

Her memorial service was September 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 California Park Dr., Chico.
Thanks to those who came. It turned out very nice. Please share your stories or feelings about Kay. Thank you

Also thanks to The Nelson family for donating money for books to my Moms classroom.
Sue Simmons for donating to the Animal Shelter and The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation in my Moms memory.
Kim Lieberman for donating to Butte Humane society.
Sara K. donated money for the memory walk Oct. 10th

Kay loved helping animals of any kind. I have many funny stories about her rescuing different animnals. Her laugh is one you cannot forget and would always put a smile on your face, she had the best sense of humor.She is the most caring woman I know...she always helped everyone she could and enjoyed making people happy. Her family misses her terribly and our lives wil never be the same without her. I love you Mom (Grammy)!!! RIP...my sweet angel!!!!

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Ouch....my heart hurts without you here, I miss your smile and laugh. I miss your loving listening ear and advice whenever and about whatever. The kids miss you so much mom. I love you mom.
Jenn (daughter)
December 16th, 2009
Mom...I miss you so much...I try and remain strong and it is so hard. There is know way to describe the pain I feel without you here. It sucks..Thanksgiving will not be the same and neither will Christmas. I will try and keep your traditions going as much as it hurts. I love you so much Mom. This should of never happened. Caden loves and misses you...I know your watching over us...
Sarah (daughter)
November 21st, 2009
You are so missed. We love you so much. I will never forget all the good times I have shared with you. I will never forget your laugh, or as we like to call the "cackle"!:) You are someone that would always made me laugh no matter what kind of day it was. You are the only person that I know that would have hedge hogs and ferrets for pets. But thats why we all love and miss you so much. You are a beautiful mom, wife, friend and angle.oxoxo
Sarah Holton
November 19th, 2009
Mom I still can't believe you're gone.I know you are with me/us even more now than ever before.But i/we missed so... much beautifull time. I'm really trying to work on how i feel about that.Please just know how much i look up to you ,the things you did daily,and the beautifull salvation you gave life and the people in it.You were and always have been the light through into and all around many living things.You taught all you touched. And you touched all you taught!!!!! I'm very sad and lonley without you .... But your kind viberent angelic beauty will live on!!!! I love you so...much!!!! Proudley your daughter Heather
Heather Behr-Easterly (Daughter)
October 15th, 2009
I miss you so Much Mom. Everyday i just want to talk to you and hear your voice. I miss all are fun times together. Caden talks about you all the time and said he had a dream about you. He misses you so much. im so thankful you got to spend so much time with him and get to know him and teach him things. You are a wonderful Grammy. I did the walk for you last Sat. sure made me feel good. We stopped and got your favorite Jamba too. I miss and love you so much!!!!
Sarah Simmons (daughter)
October 14th, 2009
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"I miss you Mom so much. Everyday I think about all the wonderful memories I have of us together. It's so hard to believe that you are in heaven now smiling down on us all. You are the most loving and caring person Ive ever known. I love you."
Sarah Simmons
September 30th, 2009


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