Mary Catherine "Kay" Biscup
Mary Catherine "Kay" (Rickert) Biscup, 73, of 2712 Desert Drive, a former teacher, died of lung cancer Friday at Peace Hospice.
Visitation is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Schnider Funeral Home and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Holy Fam-ily Catholic Church, followed by a vigil service at 5:30 p.m. at the church. Funeral Liturgy is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Crema-tion will take place following the service. Private family burial of ashes will be held in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Biscup of Great Falls; a daugh-ter, Kathleen Biscup of Great Falls; a son, Michael (Melissa) Biscup of Duvall, Wash.; and four grandchil-dren, Tess and Chloe Biscup and Marissa and Zachary Paris.
Kay was born March 28, 1933, in Erie, Pa., and raised primarily in Meadville, Pa. She graduated from Randolf High School in Guys Mills, Pa., and received a full scholarship to the University of Denver for writing an essay on what democ-racy means to the youth of Amer-ica. Her studies in Denver were interrupted by her marriage to Jim Biscup in 1952 in Denver. After spending 26½ years as a dedicated wife, she completed her education at the College of Great Falls and went on to a career in teaching at C. M. Russell High School, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and Blessed Trinity Catholic School, where she was affectionately known as "Mrs. Bee" to her stu-dents. She also taught at H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany, while Jim was stationed there.
She was a volunteer at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and a volunteer in Youth Services while Jim was in the Air Force. She was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a past member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Kay enjoyed traveling and she was an avid reader. She loved camping and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her family.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Boyles, and her mother and father.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Spirit Catholic School, 2820 Cen-tral Ave., Great Falls, MT 59401; Peace Hospice, 2600 15th Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405; or the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 4201 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, MT 59405.
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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 13, 2006.
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November 18, 2006
Dear Jim and Kathy,

I am Alice Schumacher's daughter, Susie. Currently, I am living near Nashville, TN, where my son, Greg Sterling is attempting to make a career as a country singer and performer. I say this so that you might remember me, but I remember you and your wife and mother, Kay. My mother, Alice, thought very highly of you and yours, and I know she must have rushed to greet her fellow faculty member at the Pearly Gates. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we remember all of your kindnesses to my mother. May God be with you at this difficult time and bless you with His peace.

Susie, Dan, and Greg Nardinger

P.S. Greg goes by Sterling as Nardinger does not make for a great stage name.
Susie Nardinger
November 17, 2006
Mr. B,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless,
Naomi Weaver (Jacoby)
November 17, 2006
Dear Mr. B and Family,
I was so surprised to hear about Mrs. Bee. My prayers are with you and your family. My children had Mrs. Bee at Blessed Trinity and they lover her as a teacher. She did more than just teach English, she taught good values, morals, & beliefs. She demonstrated strong virtues with kindness, understanding and most of all love. My words can not express how much she influenced all of my children. I truly feel blest to have had her as one of my best teachers my children had at Blessed Trinity. You all are in my prayers. God bless.
Judy Jacoby
November 16, 2006
So sorry to hear about your mother. Will keep your family in our prayers.
November 16, 2006
November 16, 2006
Dear Biscup family,
I was so saddened to read of Kays passing. You see we had so much fun traveling togather on a trip to China where I got to know her. She was a fellow faculty member with my husband Kent Smith and he regarded her highly. Kent succumed to cancer too so I do share your sorrow.
Gail Smith
Gail Smith
November 16, 2006
Mr. B and Family -

I express my deepest condolences for your loss. Mrs. B will truly be missed by all who had the privilege to interact with her. If a silver lining is to be found in this time of sorrow, it is that her legacy will live on through the abundance of lives she shaped as a respected teacher and mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Mike Holmes, CPT, Signal Corps
5th SIG CMD, Mannheim, Germany
Mike Holmes
November 15, 2006
Jim Cathy and Family so sorry to hear of your loss.Kay left us with happy memories.Your in my heart and prayers...Hugs and Prayers
Pat Bartow
November 14, 2006
Mr. Biscup,
I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. B. She was one of my favorites. I'm so grateful for the things she taught me, especially about writing in journals and doing research papers, as horrible as they were! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Holly Vance
November 14, 2006
Jim and family,
Although we were only with Blessed Trinity for a short time, Jim and Kay have always been a part of our hearts. You can't think of this school without thinking of all the love and devotion the Biscup's have given to everyone that passed though the doors. Our prayers are with you. Heaven's angels will benefit from their new teacher.
Dan, Cheryl & Terry Heying
November 14, 2006
Biscup family:
My heart goes out to you all at this time. Mrs. B was a great influence on my life and always pushed me to my best. She's the reason I kept journaling through my life because of our 7th grade journal time. She will always have a place in my heart and thoughts.
Kate McNamee Brock
November 13, 2006
The Biscup Family,
There will never be another quite like Mrs. B. She used every gift given to her to help many of us learn and become better people in this world. She will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to Mr. B and her family for their loss. God bless.
Steve Whisler
November 13, 2006
As much as I hated diagramming sentences, I owe a great deal to Mrs. Bee. My favorite memory will be watching her interact with the twin grandbabies. It was great to see my stern grammar teacher changing diapers and using ‘baby talk’! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jessica Saunders
November 13, 2006
It is with great sadness that I have read of Kay's passing. She was one of the most wonderful women I have known. She was a fantastic teacher. My condolences to the family and especially Jim during this sad time.

God bless you all,
Sue Rubick
November 13, 2006
The Biscup Family,
Mrs. B will always have a very special place in my heart. She was a wonderful teacher at Peter & Paul, creating priceless memories that we will never forget. Our love and prayers are with your family. Thank you Mrs. B...we will truly miss you!
Kevin Powers
November 13, 2006
Mr.B and family. I am so sad to hear of the news. Mrs. B was an Angel to me and her energy and gifts live on in all of the friends, and students that were fortunate enough to have known her! I am so happy that I got to see you both while I was home. I love you very much, and my prayers are with you and your family.
Heather Molloy
November 13, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. B were and still are the teachers who have had such an impact upon so many of their students--and so many people out there.
Mrs. B is going to be missed very much. She was such a great lady, and we all send our deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.
Amanda Dunn, MS
November 13, 2006
I only knew Kay for a short time, but it was a privilege and I will miss her.
Laura Hodges
November 13, 2006
Mr. "B" and family,
Mrs. "B" will be sadly missed. I can't even fathom how many lives she touched over the years with her dedicated service to education and children. We have lost one of the greats, and it is a sad day.

Mark Whisler, Capt, USAF
Al Udeid AB, Qatar
Mark Whisler
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