July 15, 1921 ~ May 18, 2019
Kay passed away May 18, 2019. She was born on July 15, 1921 to Joseph George and Helen Mageras Uzelac in Murray. A graduate of Murray High School, she went on to attend beauty school. In 1941, she married Chester Fassio, and as partners they grew Fassio Egg Farms into what is now a fourth-generation family-owned business. Together, they raised three children, Paulette, Dick and Kris.
She leaves a long legacy of community involvement; she was active in the Assistance League, chairing the Virginia Whitney Golf Tournament, whose proceeds went to fight cancer, volunteering at Holy Cross Hospital and proudly serving as the first woman president of Jeremy Ranch Country Club. Her love of golf, bowling and travel gave her and Chet many treasured memories.
Kay had a strong, feisty spirit. This was a great asset in helping her overcome breast cancer twice when little was known for treatment. After dealing with two hip and two knee replacements, among other surgeries, she said she hoped they didn’t “run out of parts” to keep her going.
She is survived by her children Paulette Tedesco, Dick (Joy) Fassio, Kris (Mike) Kladis; sister Ellen (Mike) Falvo; sister-in-law Elma Uzelac; grandchildren Lisa Tedesco Rose, Brian (Jill) Tedesco, Vinnie (Whitney) Fassio, Tony (James) Fassio, Stephen Kladis and Rick (Kristin) Kladis; and great-grandchildren Tysan, Shaylin, Andrew, Emily, Rocco, Dominic, Micah and Zoe. She was preceded in death by her husband Chester; brothers Lou, Nick and Joe; sister Georgia; and son-in-law Fred Tedesco.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on May 23, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Kay was laid to rest at Valley View Memorial Park in West Valley City.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 4501 West 5215 South, Kearns, Utah 84118, or the charity of your choice in her memory. Many thanks to friends and family in helping with Kay’s care through the last years. A special thanks to Lois and Monica. Your help, love and support for Mom was most incredible.
Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.