Kay Estelle Sawtell,
the daughter of Alfred Lawson and Gladys Phyllis (née
Tierney) Sawtell, was born in Southport on 7 February
1943. She was living in Brassall, Ipswich, and working
as a shop assistant when she married bank clerk Kerry
Frank Briscoe (b. 30 April 1945), the son of Cecil
Frank and Ellen Jessie (née Boyland) Briscoe, on 15
January 1966. With the Reverend Christopher Temple
Debenham presiding, the wedding service took place in
the Church of St Thomas, North Ipswich, according to the
rites of the Church of England. The witnesses to the
marriage were John Worth and Hazel Inez Robinson.
Kay died in the Royal Brisbane Hospital on 12 June 2000,
leaving her husband and two children, Glen Frank and
Tricia Gay, to mourn her passing. Her funeral service in
the Albany Creek Crematorium was conducted three days
later by the Reverend R Hannah of the Anglican Church.
At the time of her death the family home was in the
suburb of Everton Park.
In view of Kerry Briscoe’s Boyland connection, Kay’s
ashes were placed in God’s Acre.