Just now, while calling all of Kerry's close friends I had contact for to tell them of this, I received a phone call from our mutual friend Susan Rankin-Pollard that Kerry passed away peacefully in the intervening time.
I have tried to reach her closest friends that I had contact information for. I apologize to anyone who has to find out by reading this post.
I will post more information on condolences for the family, services, etc. as I get it. Right now all of us who loved Kerry (and there are many, many of us) are simply dealing with the blow.
Warm thoughts for her family are appreciated. Thank you.