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Terry Lea E (Eaves) Kinder

December 8, 1949 ~ January 28, 2018 (age 68)
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Kinder, Terry Lea age 68 from La Grange,  passed peacefully Sunday January 28th in Bastrop. Memorial gathering will be held Sunday February 4th at Lake Bastrop South Shore Osprey Hall at 2pm

Terry Lea Eaves Kinder was born, in Oakdale, La December 8, 1949 - she said ONLY because her Mom & Dad were on vacation, or she would have been a born Austinite.
Military dependent in her youth and lived and traveled extensively throughout the US from Texas, Alaska, Montana, Maine, Florida and several other states.  When they lived in Montana, she and her sister, Kheni would often fake run away to the woods and pretend they were in the Alaska wilderness.  She graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School, Chicopee, Mass and attended LSU before marrying. 

When she was young, Terry was a shy and timid bookworm. But in her late 20’s, she found her voice and became an independent woman, definitely knowing her own mind, and sharing it, whether asked or not.  She had a sense of humor about life and swore she was going to write a Bombeck-syle book titled “Get off the Tracks, The Eaves are Back” about the day to day happenings in her family.

She spent most of her adult life here in Bastrop, and surrounding cities.  She has worked as a Waitress, Nurse, Boiler Operator, Wafer Solderer, Quality Control Inspector, Document Control Clerk, and retired from AMD in 1996.

She loved all genres of music, and sang often.  She and her sister, Kheni would serenade their parents while doing the evening dishes and would often be accused of procrastinating while working on their harmonies. Later in life she sang for her father, at his restaurant several times, at his request. She loved and lost many pets and was always looking for her next furry or feathered friend. Most recently she virtually adopted ALL of the cats and kittens from British Columbia’s Tiny Kittens Trap & Release program via streaming webcams.  She knew each of the kittens and their stories.

She loved to travel, and one of her most favorite recent trips was a cruise she and Kheni took to visit Seattle, Alaska and Canada.  She was an avid painter and saw beauty everywhere and she would say “I could paint that!”. She wanted to paint all of the flowers she saw in Butchart Gardens, Canada, the water and scenery in Alaska, and the streets of Seattle.  She was looking forward to coming home to LaGrange and was eager to paint again.

She has been the cornerstone in our family these last few years.  We were working on her coming home to the house she loved before we even moved in.  We will miss her dearly.

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