Katherine B "Katie" Kieffer
January 14, 1972 - February 21, 2011
Katie was born on January 14, 1972 in Austin, Texas, but was raised in McAllen, Texas. Her childhood was spent happily riding dirt bikes, winning trophies for horsemanship at Rio Roundup, and fishing in the bay at Corpus Christi. She graduated salutatorian from McAllen High in 1990, and cum laude with a BS in Chemistry from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1994.
During her life, she was a respected chemist, amateur musician, avid motorcyclist, equestrian, beginning scuba diver, nature lover, teacher, and fiercely compassionate rescuer of injured or orphaned animals.
She broke many hearts when she departed.