Kay of Billings died April 16, 2019, at Riverstone Health Hospice Home of congestive heart failure. Mom was born the twelfth of 13 children of Frederick Nipple and Edith Tracy on the family farm in Rosebud County on Feb. 28, 1919.
Upon graduating Forsyth High School she went to Beauty School and worked at Dorothy's Beauty Shop in Forsyth. In 1944 she enlisted in the US Navy serving until 1946. She came back to Billings and worked at the Morrison Eye Clinic as a bookkeeper until 1948. On May 3, 1947 she Married Alpheus W. Zurbuchen, together they enjoyed the fellowship of Masonic affiliations, and raised two boys. She went back to work in 1964 as cosmetologist and worked at St. Johns nursing home until 1967. Upon Al's death in 1977 she went back to the Morrison Eye Clinic until 1993.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, all siblings and spouses except one sister-in-law. She is survived by two sons Russell (Pat) and Tom (Susan Jane), four Grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at noon, Monday, April 22, 2019 at Smith Funeral Chapel, downtown, 925 S. 27th St. with a private internment. In lieu of flowers please support Riverstone Health Hospice, 123 South 27 or Billings Clinic Foundation/Heart Failure, 2917 10th Ave North both Billings MT 59101.