Kathryn Ibsen Lund, 93, of Hamden, formerly of North Haven, passed away at Connecticut Hospice on April 10, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Gunnar Lund. Born in North Haven on June 11, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Ida May Parker Ibsen. She is survived by a son, Eric (Cynthia) Lund, of Northfield, MN, a daughter, Martha (William) Smalley, of Guilford, and four grandchildren, Karsten Lund, Hannah Lund Taylor and her husband Ryan, Ian Smalley and his wife Bethany Feinstein, Christopher Smalley and his fiancée Kimberly Sessa. She also leaves her nephew, Robert A. Ibsen, Jr. and niece, Dorothy Zemler, and their extended families in Texas. Kathryn was a homemaker who later worked in the North Haven school system as a library aide for several years. She was a member of Trinity Church in Woodbridge for more than 80 years, serving as Church Librarian for 40. She also participated in the church Missions Committee, the choir, and taught Sunday School. She volunteered at FISH of Greater New Haven for 40 years and at the Yale Divinity School Library for 15 years. Her deep faith, indomitable spirit, and her friendship and ministry to others will be well remembered. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 19 at 3 PM in Trinity Church, Woodbridge. Burial will be private. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Contributions in Kathryn's memory may be sent to Trinity Church, 33 Center Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525, or to a charity of one's choice.

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  1. Dear Eric so sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. My family to yours with our deepest sympathies and condolences.

  2. Kay Lund was a blessing to all of us at Trinity. I thank God for her remarkable life and example to us all. She will be missed, but looking forward to a friend in heaven!

  3. It always meant a lot to me, as a missionary living outside of the U.S, when we came home to see people, that she took the time not only to connect with me and my sons, but she was up to date on what each one was doing and took a personal interest and engaged each one in conversation. Kay finished well and will be missed. As she wrote in her last email to me,.see you on the other side.. Praying for your family in the days to come. Pam Dandre Kyiv,Ukraine

  4. Kay had a profound impact on her sister-in-law, Grace Anderson. Grandma Grace (to us) talked about Kay all the time. We’ve been praying for the Lund family. [the Dubberly family – Bogota, Colombia]

  5. We were very fortunate to have her work faithfully as a volunteer at the Yale Divinity Library. She will be greatly missed.

  6. We were saddened to hear that Kay had passed, but look forward to our reunion in heaven with our Redeemer, Jesus Christ – Matt 5:21

  7. Eric and Martha,

    We share our deepest sympathies and know that we will have a glorious reunion in heaven one day. I have numerous happy memories of many days spent with Aunt Kay and Uncle Gunnar – youth group meetings and retreats, camping, family times at Scudder cottages in Cape Cod and at church at Elm and Platt as well as Woodbridge. The church library was always in top condition thanks to Aunt Kay who always had recommendation for good books… We feel blessed that the,next generation that of our daughters, were privileged to have known and been influenced by their faithful words and actions, too!

  8. It was a pleasure to know and work with Kay at the Yale Divinity Library. She set a an example and was an inspiration.

  9. Kay was a wonderful presence in the Divinity Library both through the work she did in the archives, but also through the friendships she had with the staff. She will be missed.

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