Kay Mills – JAWS loses a legend

We have very sad news.  Our beloved Kay Mills died Thursday, Jan. 13 in Santa Monica, Calif.  She had a sudden heart attack.

Kay has been a part of JAWS since it began, generous with her time, money and talents.  She was key in establishing the Eileen Shanahan Fund for a speaker at JAWS Fall Camp, mentored and nurtured countless young women on journalism and writing and has been a vital part in the growth and leadership of JAWS.

Kay was an award-winning journalist, author of five books, teacher and so much more.  She had been keeping many of us abreast of her latest project — a mystery novel that she’d been working on during her many visits to Paris.

For more information about her life and work you can go towww.kaymills.com or the Los Angeles Times obit.

Your comments, stories and tributes are welcome here and on the JAWS Facebook Page.

Memorial donations for the Mary Katherine Mills Scholarship Fund  may be  sent to the Penn State University College of the Liberal Arts, Dean’s  Office,  111 Sparks Building, University Park, Pa.  16802.

Kay’s friends are planning memorials and gatherings across the country including Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Calif.   Details will be posted when they are available.