MESA — Kim Suzanne McKay Bishop, 61, died on June 30, 2019.
Ms. Bishop was born on June 11, 1958, in Casa Grande and raised in Picacho, where she enjoyed riding horses and helping out at the family restaurant. She graduated from Santa Cruz Valley Union High School in 1976. During her life, she owned and operated a clothing consignment shop in Casa Grande, worked in the restaurant business and was a licensed massage therapist. She is known to have regularly said to her daughter, “Why are you tired? At your age, I was working three jobs!”
A master at finding a good deal, she enjoyed going to yard sales and thrift stores to “pop some tags.” She also loved to cook and would offer any visitors a taste of her world famous Crock-Pot beans. She was a devoted and thoughtful mother of three who made sure that her children received every educational opportunity. She was supportive of her kids’ endeavors and never missed a marching band, theater or singing performance.
Survivors include three adult children, Kiley Bishop, Bryce Bishop and Blayze Bishop, and three sisters, Karen McKay, Brenda McKay McKee and Cheryl McKay Coxon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Colleen Tidwell McKay and Bill Cash McKay.
Celebration of life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa. Reception following at Greenfield Glen Community Center, 1021 S. Greenfield Road in Mesa.