Kay F. Wexler, librarian at Library of Congress

August 2, 2013

Kay F. Wexler, a career librarian who worked at the Library of Congress for 35 years, died July 5 at her home in Mansfield, Tex. She was 78.

The cause of death was a stroke, said a nephew, Charles Houston III.

Ms. Wexler moved to Washington in 1968 to work for the Library of Congress. She retired as the assistant chief of enhanced cataloguing in 2002.

Kay Fay Wexler was born in Wildsville, La. She was a 1955 graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and received a master’s degree in library science from Indiana University in 1957.

She was a corporate librarian for General Motors in Detroit before moving to Washington.

Her memberships included the American Association of University Women and the Opals, a Washington social club. She volunteered as a poll watcher for every presidential election from 1968 until she moved to Texas in 2011.

Survivors include two sisters and a brother.

— Megan McDonough