Kerry Andrew O’Donnell, beloved son and brother, passed away early Monday morning on Dec. 26, 2011, after a hard fought and courageous battle with the devastating disease of cancer. He was surrounded by and cared for by his devoted family and fiancee.
Kerry was born on Jan. 21, 1972, in Kalispell, to James D. and Beatrice I. O’Donnell. He was the youngest of six children. He started school at age 4, attending schools in Kalispell and graduating from Flathead High in 1990. Kerry had a great love for knowledge, and after high school attended and obtained degrees in criminal justice and aviation science from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks; receiving his “wings” to fly small planes and becoming a licensed helicopter pilot.