Mary Catherine "Kay" (Rickert) Biscup, 73, of 2712 Desert Drive, a
former teacher, died of lung cancer Friday at Peace Hospice.
is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Schnider Funeral Home and 4:30 to 5:30
p.m. at Holy Fam-ily Catholic Church, followed by a vigil service at
5:30 p.m. at the church. Funeral Liturgy is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
church. Crema-tion will take place following the service. Private family
burial of ashes will be held in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
include her husband, Jim Biscup of Great Falls; a daugh-ter, Kathleen
Biscup of Great Falls; a son, Michael (Melissa) Biscup of Duvall, Wash.;
and four grandchil-dren, Tess and Chloe Biscup and Marissa and Zachary
Kay was born March 28, 1933, in Erie, Pa., and raised
primarily in Meadville, Pa. She graduated from Randolf High School in
Guys Mills, Pa., and received a full scholarship to the University of
Denver for writing an essay on what democ-racy means to the youth of
Amer-ica. Her studies in Denver were interrupted by her marriage to Jim
Biscup in 1952 in Denver. After spending 26½ years as a dedicated wife,
she completed her education at the College of Great Falls and went on to
a career in teaching at C. M. Russell High School, Sts. Peter and Paul
Catholic School and Blessed Trinity Catholic School, where she was
affectionately known as "Mrs. Bee" to her stu-dents. She also taught at
H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany, while Jim was stationed
She was a volunteer at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
and a volunteer in Youth Services while Jim was in the Air Force. She
was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a
past member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Kay enjoyed traveling and
she was an avid reader. She loved camping and spending time with her
family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her family.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Boyles, and her mother and father.
are suggested to Holy Spirit Catholic School, 2820 Cen-tral Ave., Great
Falls, MT 59401; Peace Hospice, 2600 15th Ave. S., Great Falls, MT
59405; or the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 4201 Giant Springs
Road, Great Falls, MT 59405.
Condolences may be sent online to schniderfuneralhome.com