Kathleen (Kit) Obituary, Death Cause – Kathleen (Kit) went away while surrounded by her devoted family. She will be greatly missed. I pray that she finds eternal rest. Notice of death published in Laois Kit Brown, also known as Kathleen Dayton After a long and difficult battle with diabetes and the problems it caused, Kathleen (Kit) Dayton passed away at home, surrounded by her family and friends, and in an atmosphere of serenity.
She was in her 60s. She was the daughter of William and Patricia Burnet and the former wife of Edward (Ned) Dayton of Wayzata. She was also the daughter of William and Patricia Burnet. In 1959, she received her diploma from Northrup School, and she later went on to study at both the University of Washington and Boston University. Both Kit and her former husband, Ned, are originally from Minnesota, but they have made their home in Aspen, Colorado for the most of their parenting years.
During those years, she was an active parent to her three children, Chris, Martha, and Michael, and she frequently took part in her children’s extracurricular activities. She was an early practitioner in aerobics, in addition to being an ardent skier, hiker, and equestrian rider. She has held a variety of jobs throughout her life, including those of an antique and rare book dealer, a buyer and salesperson for a retail clothes store, and a race secretary for the Aspen Ski Club. Lake Minnetonka, on the other hand, has been her obsession throughout her entire existence.
She spent many summers as a child instructing others how to swim and sail on the lake, where she had spent her childhood. During the summer prior to her 60th birthday, she celebrated by going on a cruise with her family, friends, and favorite places to swim and snorkel. Mrs. Dayton’s father, William Burnet, passed away before his daughter’s birth. Survived by her children, Christopher B.
Dayton (Rebecca) of Middlebury, VT, Martha B. Dayton (Thomas Nelson), of Minneapolis, MN, Michael K. Dayton (Pamela) of Berkeley, CA; grandchildren, Charlie and Grace Dayton, Lucy and Abigail Nelson, Addison Aranow and Draper Dayton; her mother, Patricia Burnet; sister, Susan Hartzell (Bob); her brother, Ralph Burnet (Peggy); and sister Julie Burnet, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Heartland Hospice Services, with a special thank you going out to Janet Schmidt, who was her very loving caregiver, friend, and companion for the past two years. A further debt of gratitude is owed to Anne, Wendy, Aaron, Lola, Gina, Tammy, and Donna. On Tuesday, June 10 at three o’clock in the afternoon, a memorial service will be place at St. Martin’s by the Lake Episcopal Church, which is located at 2801 Westwood Rd. in Minnetonka Beach.