Sondra Kerr Currie – November 27, 2017

Sondra Kerr Currie, 79, died Twenty-seventh of November 2017.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, December 1, 2017, in the First Presbyterian Church with Mr. Paul Frederiksen officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sondra was born September 4, 1938, in Amarillo, Texas.  She attended the following schools:  Margaret Wills, Sam Houston, Amarillo High and Amarillo College.

Sondra loved public relations and promotions. She held positions at KVII, KFDA, KLYN, KGNC ,TV Tracks and the Amarillo Globe-News.  In 1972, she formed “Ad Image Inc’ and enjoyed such regional clients as the Ringling Bros. Circus and Disney on Ice.

In addition to working with the Ringling Bros Circus, it was also one of her great loves and she never missed a chance to see a performance or hang out with the staff and performers.

Sondra met Jim Currie, of Amarillo, at a KVII-TV premiere party. They fell in love and were married at 10:15 AM on October 15, 1976.  They had one daughter Kimberly Currie.

Sondra also prized the Amarillo Advertising Federation. She joined in 1968, went though the chairs to become President in 1975, she received Outstanding Member twice, the Silver Medal and Lifetime Achievement Awards and was The Secretary-Treasurer for over 10 years, with a membership of 47 years.

She loved people, delivered for Meals-On-Wheels, and became a member of their Board of Directors.

Other interests included Western Bowl League Bowling, Ice Hockey, English history, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, The First Presbyterian Church, all Theater Arts, Drag Racing, Amarillo High School reunions and just plain dancing.

Sondra enriched the lives in the world around her. Especially her family and she will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Vera Kerr, daughter Kimberly K. Currie and brother, Robert G. Kerr.

Survivors include her husband Jim Currie; a sister-in-law, Judith Kerr; a granddaughter, Brittany Gomez and husband Aaron; a grandson James Deckard; and five great-grandchildren, Edward, Alessandra, Cassondra, Raven and Sophia.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

7 Responses to “Sondra Kerr Currie – November 27, 2017”

  1. Larry Todd says:

    She treated me special during our times together at KFDA TV. Her talents and charm were always a welcome attribute and she was admired by all of her co workers. A delightful and wonderful person. –Larry Todd, Austin.

  2. Royce & Helen Bodiford says:

    Our deepest and sincere condolences to all the family.

    former KGNC general Manager k

  3. Lori Morris says:

    She was an exceptional lady who will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Steve Myers says:

    Upon arriving at KVII in the late 80’s, Sondra was one of the first to welcome me, and greetings from then on included a wonderful hug. She is one of the sweetest, dearest women I have ever had the pleasure to work with or know. For Jim and the rest of the family, you have my most sincere condolences. Earth is a little less beautiful today, but Heaven is an even more special place because of this one-of-a-kind lady.

  5. sheila west says:

    Sondra was a good friend and gracious hostess. Will miss her smile, fun attitude and community involvement, especially during Christmas time. My heartfelt sympathy to Jim and the family.

  6. Nancy Amburn says:

    Sondra (and her partner in crime T-Nina Hall Coates) were my mentors in the world of Amarillo TV and advertising beginning in 1983. They were also dear friends. Jim, my thoughts and heart are with you and the rest of your family. Sondra was so exceptional. Thank you so much for sharing her with the rest of us. Nancy.

  7. Andy Cole says:

    My deepest sympathies to Jim and family. What a wonderful lady. Sure miss the new years day football, black eyed peas (and other great food) and friendship. God bless.

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