Elsie  Prothro

Obituary of Elsie Kay Prothro

ELSIE KAY PROTHRO, AGE 79, OF NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 11, 2020, IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

KAY WAS BORN IN MARSHALL, TEXAS TO FRANCES AND MAC PROTHRO ON JUNE 11, 1941.

AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, KAY EARNED A BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK FROM WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IN TOPEKA KANSAS AND EARNED A FELLOWSHIP TO THE MENNINGER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK ALSO IN TOPEKA. KAY WENT ON TO EARN A MASTER DEGREE OF SOCIAL WORK FROM THE DENVER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK.

KAY WORKED AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORKER IN NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK FOR OVER FORTY YEARS. DURING THIS TIME, SHE WAS INVOLVED IN THE MANHATTAN CENTER FOR THE LIVING DURING THE AIDS CRISIS AND THE NEW YORK CITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM FOR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING. KAY WAS A LIFELONG MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS.

KAY LEAVES BEHIND MANY DEVOTED CLIENTS AND FRIENDS, HER SISTERS, NIECES AND NEPHEWS, AND HER BELOVED CANINE COMPANION, HANNAH.

HER ASHES WILL RETURN TO NEW YORK CITY.

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