Hurricane Katrina

Betty Kerr, 75, Pass Christian

Betty Kerr was the kind of neighbor who knew how to make people feel welcome.

"I'd have coffee with them," Jennifer Noll said. "They liked seeing my children. Betty couldn't get around well toward the end, so I'd bring my children over."

Kerr, 75, and her husband, Charlie, moved to the Coast from St. Louis in 1994. They died on Aug. 29, but they are remembered as a kindly, decent couple who liked to work in their yard. "They kept a very neat yard with citrus trees," Noll said. "Betty liked to read. She always fussed that her magnolia tree wouldn't bloom."

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