Remembering Kay Dolton
By Dave and Margaret Carlberg
Kay Dolton, long-time Amigos member, passed away October 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri after complications from surgery. Kay and Terry Dolton were fixtures in the early years of Amigos de Bolsa, absorbed in the frenetic pace of the lawsuit against the developer, fundraising to pay for attorneys, and creating an education program to build public awareness of the importance of wetlands and open space. Kay had worked as a registered nurse until retirement, and had been in charge of the medical station at many of the Amigos’ annual “Running is for the Birds” 5K/10K Run & Walks. She is survived by her son Jon; daughter Alexia; and husband Terry who was president of Amigos from 1991-93. Terry had also been treasurer of the Bolsa Chica Foundation during the critical years of the Amigos’ lawsuit against Signal, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Amigos until 2008. Kay and Terry moved to an assisted living residence in Missouri in August of this year. Their daughter, Alexia Swanepoel, had been Amigos’ Executive Director from 2002-2007. Kay and Terry were devoted to each other, and their love carried them through their life together.