Karen (Kay) June Brengartner Briscoe, 80, died at home on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Kay is survived by her three devoted daughters, Holly Hubbard Heine (Michael Ferrand), Hayden Hubbard Weirich (Darren), and Amy Elizabeth Hubbard. She was adored by her four grandchildren, Emily Elise Heine, William (Gus) Heine, III, Otto Kurt Weirich, and Ellison Claire Runkel; and her cats, Marigold and Zinnia, and the beloved family dog, Dave. Additional survivors include her brother, Mark Wayne Lingle; niece and grandnieces, Cheryl A. Nielson (Mark R.J.), Alicia Nielsen, Ashley Nicole Brengartner, Lily and Mikayla Rodriguez, and Hannah Hubbard; and nephew and grandnephews, Richard Milton Brengartner, Jake Nielsen (Kim), Christopher Schultz, Brandon Ross, Alan Hubbard, John Paul Hubbard (Anna), Alex Hubbard, and Max Hubbard. Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Corwin Van Brengartner, Sr. and Matilda Elisa Hottman Hoffman; her brother and sister-in-law, Corwin Van and Joan Lois Brengartner, Jr.; and her niece, Linda Elizabeth Ross (Robert). Dubbed "KK" once she became a grandmother, many others adopted this endearing nickname for Kay. To her daughters, Kay was a source of creativity and adventure that made childhood magical at times. She is remembered by many as a teacher, to some a second mom and to many more as a dear and longtime friend. Kay was reserved but curious. She loved animals and enjoyed tennis, camping, water skiing, scuba diving and fly fishing. She was an accomplished knitter and spent many hours tending her gardens. She enjoyed going on "walk abouts" with her friends to check out special nurseries and to experience new things. She retired from The Janet Jones Company after a career in real estate. In more recent years, she lived in and fell in love with New Orleans, its culture and its people. Toodles, KK. You'll be missed. A Requiem Mass will be held for immediate family members only at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. For those who choose to join virtually, please log into St. Augustine's page on Facebook. The service will be streamed live there ( Because of our mother's love for gardening, we ask that in lieu of flowers you consider a donation to Grow Dat Youth Farm ( At Grow Dat, people from different backgrounds come together to create a more just and sustainable food system. Our financial contributions to this non-profit can make a real difference to the community KK grew to love in New Orleans. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit 

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Published in The Times-Picayune from Nov. 13 to Nov. 25, 2020.