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Celebrating the life of
Kay Staley
October 08, 1943 - February 17, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Celebration of Life
  • 1:00pm - Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

I met Kay @ ROADWOMEN, then @ American United. I admired her dedication to change the wrongs in the society. She was a true humanist. She will be missed by her like minded friends. She was full of life & laughed very often. Kay you are already missed.

Parvin Richardson, Houston, TX

Sam and I always admired Kay's steadfast courage as she championed the Constitution. We will miss her. Both of us are too dilapidated (89 and 90) to be at the celebration of her life, but hers is indeed a life worth celebrating. Cele and Sam Keeper

Cele and Sam keeper, Houston, TX

We will miss Kay and her devotion to the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing the Constitution and the separation of church and state.

June Stansky, Baytown, TX

I met Kay through Roadwomen in the 90s, and she was a big help to me in renting my house when I left Houston. I know she will be missed.

Alice Smith, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK, Texas

Born on October 8, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kay Sherman Staley died January 17, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Kay was predeceased by her parents and her two sisters. She is survived by her two beloved dogs, Randy and Found Dog, as well as cousins and a host of friends.
Kay Staley graduated from the University of Houston Law Center and was licensed by the State of Texas to practice law in 1977. Prior to law school, Kay earned her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1964. After law school, Kay chose to become a real estate broker in Houston with particular emphasis in the West University area.
The success that Kay enjoyed in her real estate business was eclipsed only by her zeal for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, individual liberties, and fairness and equality for all. After serving as plaintiff in the successful legal case to have the Christian Bible removed from the monument at the Harris County Civil Courthouse (Staley v. Harris County), wherein the Courts found that such display violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”, Kay was honored in 2008 as Freethinker of the Year by the national organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Madison, WI. Kay was again honored in 2013 by the Humanists of Houston organization for the role she played in that same case.
In addition to those two organizations, Kay Staley belonged to and supported countless other worthy organizations, including the following: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU, Houston Church of Free Thought, American Atheist Group, Final Exit Network, Houston Chapter of The Hemlock Society (Founder), River Oaks Area Democratic Women (founding member; executive committee 1997 - 2003), West University Garden Club, West University Rotary, and numerous animal rescue organizations.
A Celebration of the Life of Kay Staley is to be held Saturday, February 27, 2016, from one o’clock until three o’clock in the afternoon at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street in Houston.

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I met Kay @ ROADWOMEN, then @ American United. I admired her dedication to change the wrongs in the society. She was a true humanist. She will be missed by her like minded friends. She was full of life & laughed very often. Kay you are already missed.

Parvin Richardson, Houston, TX

Sam and I always admired Kay's steadfast courage as she championed the Constitution. We will miss her. Both of us are too dilapidated (89 and 90) to be at the celebration of her life, but hers is indeed a life worth celebrating. Cele and Sam Keeper

Cele and Sam keeper, Houston, TX

We will miss Kay and her devotion to the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing the Constitution and the separation of church and state.

June Stansky, Baytown, TX

I met Kay through Roadwomen in the 90s, and she was a big help to me in renting my house when I left Houston. I know she will be missed.

Alice Smith, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK, Texas


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