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Amy Dryden Killed in Car Accident

Email from Ruth Ann Manison: 

Dear Dancers,

I got some sad news this morning from Katrina Burger and she asked that I pass it along to the group. Our friend and fellow dancer Amy Dryden was killed in a car crash yesterday afternoon in the Austin area. She was an architect and had gone up there to check on the job site for a project her firm was working on.  According to witnesses, it looked as if she just lost control of her car and swerved and hit the other car.  Two people in the other car were life-flighted. 

The memorial service for Amy Dryden is:

Thursday, September 14, 12 - Noon
George H. Lewis & Son’s Funeral Homes
1010 Bering (between San Felipe and Woodway)
(713) 789-3005

Please join us to pay respects to her Amy and support her family and friends at this difficult time. Feel free to forward this message to anyone you think would like to know about the service.  Thanks,  Ruth Ann

The following information was sent to me by Amy's friend, Katrina Burger, who copied it from the Houston Chronicle. 

You may or may not already know this. Amy Dryden, an SSQQ dance student of about three years (off and on) was killed Monday in an automobile accident. She had just recently begun taking the Western Cha-Cha class this month. I've copied the Obit from the Houston Chronicle below. Katrina Burger

AMY D. DRYDEN, a native Houstonian, died September 11, 2000 in Giddings, Texas, after an automobile accident. She was 41. Amy graduated from Westchester High School in 1978. She received her degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. She was employed with Jackson & Ryan Architects, and was a member of Second Baptist Church. Amy was preceded in death by her father John P. Dryden. She is survived by her mother Bonnie R. Dryden; her sister Linda Dryden Battson & husband Joe and their children Stephanie and Brent Battson; brother Rodney Ray Dryden; and her fiancé Joe Gonzalez. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 12 o clock noon in the chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. In lieu of flowers and for those desiring, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of your choice. 

(Rick Archer's Note: Amy's unfortunate car accident as well as Conrad Anderson's bicycle/car accident in May of this year (click here) are constant reminders about the frailty of life. 

It is especially sad indeed when someone leaves us in the prime of their life as Amy and Conrad have.  I wasn't aware that Amy was engaged to Joe Gonzalez, whom she met here at the studio. Certainly Joe, Katrina, Ruth Ann, and everyone else from the studio who knew Amy has to be a very sad person today.)

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