I knew Kerry at Trinity University when we were both Drama majors. I saw her name in the memorial column of the alumni magazine. I spoke to her on the phone for an upcoming alumni event and it was as if the years of not being in touch vaporized. She told me all about her children and Dane and her art business. She was a vivacious, happy person who loved life. I am saddened by her death.
When Kerry was at Trinity, she would practice saying the alphabet without her East Texas twang. However, every time she went back to East Texas she had to start all over again! (Note: I did not hear any sign of East Texas when we talked on the phone.) She also explained that she knew left and right by the gas stations that were on the corners of a street in Orange, Texas. So instead of left and right, she would visualize Shell and Exxon!
Another great story about Kerry was when she fell asleep she needed to hear white noise. She had a machine that helped sooth her to sleep. When the white noise machine stopped working, Kerry had to find a substitute-- a hair dryer! Needless to say, the hair dryer did not last very long.