Alice Kerr |

Alice Kerr

Celebration of life memorial service for Alice N. Kerr of Grass Valley will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Nevada City.

Mrs. Kerr died Thursday, Feb. 23. She was 86.

She was born June 16, 1919, in Seneca, S.C., to Rufus K. and Louise Nimmons. She attended Stuart Hall, Radcliff (Harvard Women’s College) Parson School of design and San Francisco State University. She was employed at MIT and Arts & Crafts director at White Sands Test Range, N.M. She had resided in Nevada County for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Gem and Mineral Society of Nevada County and a board member of National Alliance For The Mentally Ill. She enjoyed jewelry making, weaving and culinary arts.

She is survived by her children Guy Kerr and Donna Johnson of Grass Valley, Bill Kerr and Jann Raab and Nina and Ralph Sterling; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marshal and Martha Parker, Tom and Tody Bowen; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law Jason and Rita McCrystle, Matt and Kim McCrystle, Rufus A. Kerr and Farnum Kerr; granddaughter Honora Javier; sister-in-law, Verna Kerr; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William J. Kerr in 1958; parents Rufus K. and Louise Nimmons; and brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Rufus and Effie Nimmons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spirit Empowerment Center, P.O. Box 565, Grass Valley, 95945.

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