Audra Laverne Prewitt, PhD, of Arlington, Texas passed away January 27, 2022. Audra was born on April 29, 1939, in Jasper Texas. Laverne was a Doctor of History at UT at Arlington Texas.
We (Nick & Doreen Fletcher) moved from California to Texas in the early 80’s and through our mutual love for the Kerry Blue Terrier, we met Laverne, who in turn introduced us to the wonderful members of The Texas Kerry Blue Terrier Club and who later became dear friends and part of our family. Over the years Laverne devoted much of her time as President of the Texas Kerry Blue Terrier Club, served as a Governor on the Board of the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club and later went on to fulfill two terms as Club President in the early 1980s. She was a life member of the USKBTC.
Joe and Joanna Johnston joined the Texas club in 1970/1971 and Laverne was a member with her first Kerry, she was 31. Laverne got her first Kerry mid to late 60’s and bought her from Marie Shelley.
As an AKC Breeder of Kerry Blue Terriers under the “KATIEC” prefix, Laverne was a true custodian of her beloved breed and dedicated most of her free time to this wonderful breed for over half a century.
Submitted by Nick Fletcher