Established in 2019

Kay E. Subhawong Memorial Mathematics Award Fund | Established 2019

Kay’s sons, Ty and Aryn, established this fund to honor their mother’s commitment to her profession and the students she challenged to excel in mathematics during her many years in the classroom. This award will honor Clarksville High School students for excellence and achievement in math during their senior year. In addition to the recognition for this graduating senior, the fund will also provide a scholarship for their post-high school education.

Kay Subhawong passed away Monday, October 7, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Kay E. Subhawong Memorial Mathematics Award Fund. Credit card gifts may be made on this page; checks may be mailed to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Attn: Kay Subhawong Fund, 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, Ste 400, Nashville, TN 37215.

Kay Eileen Subhawong (nee Neiman), age 64, of Clarksville, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019.

Kay was born August 5, 1955, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to the late Albert and Fern Neiman.

Kay taught mathematics in the Clarksville Montgomery Co. school system for over 25 years, both at Northeast High School and later Clarksville High School.  She taught Algebra, Precalculus, and AP Calculus, and her students will remember her silly mnemonics (Travolta graph of cubic functions?) and numerous bovine-themed props (“Cow”culus!).  She coached the CHS Math Team, and the Clarksville High School 2011 yearbook was dedicated in her honor.

She married the late Suthun (Foo) Subhawong in 1978, and recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary.  Kay was a world traveler, spending several months each year living in Bangkok, Thailand, traveling throughout Europe, Canada, South America, and embarking on cruises that took her through the Panama Canal, around the Mediterranean Sea, and across the Atlantic Ocean. She could hold a conversation with anyone, on almost any topic.  Her friends and family will remember how her smile and laughter would light up a room.  Her grandchildren will remember helping “Nanny” make pancakes and eggs for breakfast, and her absolute glee in spoiling them with presents.


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Amy Fair

Amy Fair

Vice President, Donor Services

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