Aletha KAY MOFFATT, age 83, of Sioux City, IA died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in her daughter’s home at Tabor, South Dakota. Her Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Aletha Kay Moffatt was born Wednesday, February 3, 1937 to Frank and Charlotte (Cowell) Thayer at Westfield, Iowa. She attended Rural Ridge School until second grade. She was a graduate of Westfield High, in Westfield, IA. Aletha Kay strengthened her knowledge of the business world, by completing WIT courses in advanced typing, crafts and attending seminars on office procedure and phone techniques. Althea Kay married Frank Moffatt February 3, 1956 in Akron, IA. They made their home in Sioux City, IA where they raised their son, Gregory and daughter, Evelyn. She and Frank were also foster parents of 24 children.
Aletha Kay had a strong work history beginning as a receptionist, secretary and dispatcher for Crouse Cartage Company in Sioux City. She performed the same duties at Consolidated Freightways Inc. also in Sioux City. Aletha Kay served as a member of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team and Fire Watch. She volunteered at Christian Family Shelter, Volunteer Bureau and the American Red Cross office. Aletha Kay was named Volunteer of the Year in 1996. She worked as a temp for Sioux City Community Schools and for Rudy Salem Employment. Aletha Kay worked as a receptionist and accounts payable staff member for Prince Distributor Services in South Sioux City, NE. She worked for two years as a data entry clerk for Midwest Region Inc. in Sioux City, IA. She and Frank delivered motor homes for Morgan Drive Away in 1996. Throughout the years she also worked for the Census Bureau and U.S. Department Census.
Aletha Kay was a member, past president and board member of Siouxland Country Music Association; member and past president of Sioux City Women’s Transportation; member of Morningside Church of Christ; a past member of Great Plains Bluegrass Association and member of National Traditional Country Bluegrass Association. Aletha Kay was honored in 1992 at Firth, NE as Volunteer for Continuation of Country and Bluegrass Music.
Aletha Kay is survived by daughter Evelyn Kay Simmons of Tabor, SD; sister Cleo Peterson of Sioux City, Iowa; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; son, Gregory; sisters, Fran (Larry) Jones and Patty (Darwin) Sturtevant; brother-in-law, Carl Peterson and nephew, Danny Peterson.