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Teresa “Terri” Joy Kinnaird


Nov. 15, 1957 - Dec. 12, 2017

Services will be held for Teresa “Terri” Joy Kinnaird, 60, of Coquille, 3 p.m, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 at Blossom Gulch Elementary School. She went to be with her Lord Dec. 12, 2017. Terri was born in Miami, Florida  Nov. 15, 1957 to Robert and Jane Ashley, however, she grew up in Oregon and graduated from Crow High School in 1975.

Terri was energetic and articulate and always had a passion for childhood education. Prior to obtaining her Oregon Teacher’s Certificate and Master’s in Education, she worked in childcare and foster care. When she finished college, she began working as a second-grade teacher at Blossom Gulch Elementary and worked there up until her passing.

Terri had a love of travel. She had been to more than 46 states and Canada in her lifetime. She loved visiting national parks and had a book to stamp for all the parks she had visited. She was planning on getting a stamp for them all in the future. One of her best vacations was the summer of 2016 when she was able to visit 13 states with her husband, Mike.

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Terri was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ashley. She will be forever remembered and survived by her mother, Jane Ashley; husband, Mike Kinnaird; children, Kenneth and Elana Volner; granddaughter, Alexa Joy Pederson; stepchildren, Marshall, Taylor, and Megan Kinnaird; and her siblings, Rachel Wagner and Anthony Ashley. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and students.

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