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Dr. Kay Brossard Magleby
(May 2, 1935 - March 27, 2012)

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Dr. Kay Brossard Magleby

Dr. Kay Brossard Magleby (76) died Tuesday Morning March 27th, in Lincoln City, Oregon while on vacation. He was born in Rigby, Idaho May 2, 1935, and was raised in Pocatello. He graduated from Pocatello High School in 1953. Dr. Magleby graduated from University of Utah, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He met his wife, Barbara, on campus, and they later married in September of 1957. He received his PhD from Stanford University and he went on to attend Advanced Management Studies at Harvard University.

Dr. Magleby lead the team that lead HP into the computer industry. He first came to Priest Lake to meet his wife’s parents. He built his first home on Priest Lake in 1959, returning every summer until they built a permanent residence at Huckleberry Bay. He and his wife have five children, Deborah, Lowell, Anne, David, and Beatrice, and ten grandchildren.

Dr. Magleby was a soft spoken man who encouraged all around him. He did not talk often about himself, but when he did, he told stories with much humor. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1PM at the Priest River Community Church.

Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at


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