The Blue Mountain Eagle
Grant County, Oregon
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Donald Glenn Kerr
April 25, 1936–Oct. 16, 2010
Donald Glenn Kerr, a former Wallowa resident, died in Coos Bay at age 74 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Monterey Park, Calif., to Donald Watson Kerr and Gail (Haight) Kerr, the first of four children.
Mr. Kerr attended Taft High School in California before moving to Prairie City. He graduated in 1954 from Prairie City High School, where he was active in sports. It was in Prairie City he first pursued his passion of hunting and fly fishing.
In 1959 he married Dolores Ann Nelson and they had four children.
During their marriage, he worked as a logger, construction worker and as a ranch hand.
He enjoyed trapping during the winters and raising and showing Plott hound dogs.
The family moved in 1975 to Wallowa where he continued to work for the labor union in construction and falling timber. Photography became a hobby.
In 1982 the Kerrs divorced and he moved to La Grande, where where he fell and sustained a brain injury that plagued him the rest of his life.
Mr. Kerr moved to North Bend in the 90s to be near his aging father and he met his kindred spirit Evelyn Bucher, who took care of him as his health declined.
He is survived by daughters Deborah Harris of Pendleton and Dawn Countryman of Olathe Kansas and son David Kerr of Albany.
Other survivors include three granddaughters, three grandsons; and sisters Sharon David of Reno, Nev., and Judith Barath of Covina, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Dolores Welch and his young daughter, Darlene Marie.
A private memorial was held at Prairie City Nov. 4, 2010.
Dolores Ann Nelson Berry
1942–2018 (m. 1959)
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