Kay Nelson-Keppel passed away late on the night of August 7, 1994.
Kay was previously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by AIS and in 1994 she was honored with the highest honor in AIS, the Gold Medal, for her many years of dedicated service. Kay first began working with AIS counting ballots when her father, J. Arthur Nelson, was AIS Awards Chairman. She went on to work as her fathers' assistant when he became editor of the Bulletin of AIS. In 1973 Kay was named Advertising Editor and Registrar. She continued serving in both position until her death.