Donald Hugh Kerr, 83, of Great Falls, MT passed away with his family by his side on December 28, 2021. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home; no services have been planned at this time. A Memorial Service in Santa Barbara, CA will be scheduled at a later date.
Born on July 8, 1938, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Don was the only son of T. Gordon and Ethel (Patrick) Kerr. Though born in Canada, Don was raised in California, where he graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1956. After high school, Don joined the U.S Air Force where he became a computer programmer training at IBM and stationed in San Antonio, TX. After his discharge from the USAF, Don continued to work as a computer programmer, first in California and then to the Puget Power Company in Bellevue, WA; it was from here that retired in 1994 as the Shareholder Services Manager. During his time in Washington, Don met the love of his life, Melissa I. Ethridge and the couple was married on March 24th, 1995, in Seattle, WA; sharing 26 years together.
Don was preceded in death by his parents T. Gordon and Ethel Kerr; sister Glynda and niece Natalie Holcomb.
He is survived by his loving wife Melissa Kerr of Great Falls, MT; daughters Camille (Rich) Wailes of Mill Creek, WA and Lauren Kerr of Everett, WA; grandson Connor Graham; sister Gayle Kerr of Hailey, ID, and nephew Luke Holcomb.
For those who wish to remember Don in a special way, you may make donations in his memory to Benefis Peace Hospice or your local Animal Shelter/Animal rescue organization.
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