Kerry MacFaden Flynn passed away 19 December 2019. She was married to Dennis Flynn, Aunt Kerry to many nieces and nephews, and sister to Nancy, Norine, Christy and John. Her friendships were many, deep and varied.
Kerry was born and raised in Hermosa Beach at Las Olitas, the family home, on the Strand. Kerry attended Mira Costa High School and Cal State Dominguez and received her Masters Degree from USC in Special Education. Kerry was employed by Los Angeles Unified School District until her retirement in 2011.
Kerry moved from the South Bay to Malibu in 1984. She married Dennis, the love of her life, in 2004. Following retirement, Dennis and Kerry travelled extensively and enjoyed their many relationships with extended family and dear friends.
Although she faced many health challenges during her life, Kerry's feisty nature and can-do spirit enabled her to meet and overcome physical limitations. She was a fighter through and through. Kerry was spontaneous, generous and almost religious about her childhood memories. Her sisters often marveled at her loving old-soul interpretations of family life at Las Olitas.
Kerry was predeceased by her parents, John R. and Moya L, and her brothers, Dennis and Bill. We'll miss you, Ker Bear, but you'll be in our hearts forever. Celebration of Life is pending.
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jan. 3, 2020.