Mrs. Perry had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile and laugh. She was dedicated to her faith and family. She also taught tennis and tirelessly taught children water safety and how to swim.
Mrs. Perry was the first to be graduated with high honors from what is now known as the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance. (The college was established to unlock “human potential through advancing research and enhancing quality of life. Through a broader base and a fuller understanding of the human condition, UF is promoting health, preventing disease, and pushing for greater understanding for a greater world.”)
Strong and kind, Mrs. Perry had a reputation for being a best friend to people and a good listener. An avid volunteer at church, you could find her teaching Sunday school or coordinating a senior fitness program. She also had a reputation for baking, and her pies were legendary. Throughout her life, she was an advocate and caretaker of animals, with dogs and birds being her favorite pets.