Baker City, Oregon

Leah Etta Kerr, 85, of Bend, a former longtime Baker teacher, died April 4, 2004.

There will be a private family service.

Mrs. Kerr was born on June 25, 1918, at Loveland, Colo., to Leon and Olivia Hewitt Evans. She was raised at Medford. She married Norman M. Kerr on April 11, 1942, at Medford. He died in 1988.

Mrs. Kerr was an elementary schoolteacher in the Baker School District from 1965 to 1986. She retired after 37 years of teaching.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Oregon Retired Educators. She was active with the Baptist Church and loved to read and sing and she enjoyed music.

Survivors include her son, Norman Kerr V and his wife, Vicki; her daughter, Karen Spencer of La Pine and her husband, Virgil; a brother, Leon Evans of Medford; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road, Bend, OR 97702.

Autumn Funerals of Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 9, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor