Dr. C. Louise KIRK

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KIRK Dr. C. Louise Dr. C. Louise Kirk was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After attending Whitmer High School, Randolph Macon Woman's College and Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Kirk became a genetics researcher. She later achieved personal and professional fulfillment by graduating from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in her 30s, completing her internship and residency at Riverside Family Practice in Newport News, Virginia, and establishing Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group in White Marsh, Virginia. Dr. Kirk loved music, sailing, bird watching, and lived some her happiest moments on North Carolina's Outer Banks beaches. She lived her adult life in Virginia and died of leukemia at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia on March 4, 2010, at 60 years of age. She is survived and mourned by her mother, Charlotte Kirk; her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Kirk and Alfred Land; and countless friends, patients, and members of the community. She was predeceased by her father, Edwin Roger Kirk. Memorial services were held at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown on March 12, 2010. A private family burial will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia. Please view and post condolences on our online guestbook at daily press.com/guest books. Memorial donations can be made in Dr. Kirk's honor to Grace Episcopal Church, The Nature Conservancy, or to a personal choice.

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 16, 2010