Catherine (Feist) Fahy

March 12, 1930 – March 27, 2021

Catherine (Feist) Fahy

of Boise Idaho passed

away in her home on Sa-

turday, March 27, 2021 at

the age of 91. She was

born in Karlsruhe, North

Dakota to Benedict Feist

and Dorothy (Streifel)

Feist. She was the eighth

of eleven children.

Catherine “Kay” mar-

ried Patrick “Pat” Fahy in

1949; they were married

almost 60 years before Pat

passed away in 2009. The

first 17 years of marriage

Pat and Kay welcomed six

children to their family.

Because of Pat’s career

they moved several times

beginning in 1960. After

moves that took the fami-

ly to Minnesota, Iowa,

Montana (Great Falls and

Missoula), and Idaho

(Twin Falls and Boise),

they settled in Boise in

1969 and made Boise

their forever home. After

the kids were grown, Kay

started working at Hewlett

Packard in Boise and

remained there until she

retired in 1995. Kay en-

joyed playing cards, bowl-

ing, walking, trips to Jack-

pot, and watching “The

Wheel.” She was a great

cook, baker, and skilled

seamstress. Kay had many

wonderful qualities she

will always be remem-

bered for. Most memor-

able and endearing was

her smile and quick wit.

Mom – you will forever

be loved and missed by

your children and

grandchildren. We will

miss hearing you say,

“You’re not gonna like

this” as you lay your cards

on the table and win our


Kay was preceded in

death by: her husband Pa-

trick Fahy; her father,

Benedict Feist and moth-

er, Dorothy (Streifel)

Feist; siblings Christine

(Feist) Kupser, Dorothy

(Feist) Hager, Anthony

Feist, Magdalen (Feist)

Heit, Barbara (Feist)

Brunner, Frank Feist, and

Paul Feist.

Kay is survived by: her

six children, Vernon

Fahy, Susan Fahy, Rod-

ney Fahy, Karen Fahy,

Peggy Fahy, and Daniel

Fahy; her grandchildren

Donald Waddell (Miriam),

Jordan Waddell, and Jen-

nifer (Fahy) White; her

great-grandchildren Evan

Matos, Ithan Waddell,

Tyler and Zander White;

siblings Anna (Feist)

Schaan, Benedict B. Feist

(Irene), and Caroline

(Feist) Goebel.

The family will have a

Memorial Service at

11:00 AM on Thursday,

May 27, 2021 @ Summers

Funeral Home, 3629 East

Ustick Rd., Meridian,

Idaho. Kay will be laid to

rest with her husband,

Pat, at Idaho State

Veterans Cemetery in

Boise, Idaho. Visit

summersfuneral.com to

sign online guest book.