Fatal crash victim a kind, loving young woman

Kate Henry
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FAMILY and friends remembered Kate Henry as a creative, fun-loving and sporting young lady at her funeral in Dalby on Friday.

Hundreds of mourners packed the Dalby Baptist Church on Friday, almost a week after she was killed in a road crash west of Toowoomba a month before what would have been her 21st birthday.

Four close friends and family members gave a eulogy, celebrating Kate's short life in a manner that was sometimes sad and sometimes funny.

Aleisha Kenny remembered her as a beautiful young lady who was known for her kindness, love and generosity.

Aleisha said Kate was a big Broncos fan who enjoyed watching the games with her father and they were delighted when they reached the grand final this year.

"With her mum she would put her in the wash basket with all the nappies, the washed ones, and carry her up the stairs," Aleisha said.

Aleisha said she loved being on the farm and milking cows.

"She also learned ballet at the age of four," she said.

Amanda Kavney shared her memories of going to Dalby State School with Kate.

"Kate loved sport, she excelled in athletics at primary school," she said.

"At the Toowoomba carnival she represented the school in sprint, long jump and high jump."

Kate later went on to gymnastics as well as soccer, basketball and touch footy.

"Kate loved to be sociable," Amanda said.

She also said her friend loved English and drama and was working on a novel.

"Like the novel she was also working on a film script in the past few years," she said.

"In time we will find these, and share them."

Amanda said Kate's high point in five years of drama at school was a part in the Wizard of Oz.

"Yes, she was the Wicked Witch," she said.

Bobbie-Lee Henry remembered Kate as an outgoing and social girl who was a blessing to the family.

Kate's sister Lauren told of their driving experiences together where they would occasionally get lost and arrive home late much to the annoyance of their parents.

"Driving adventures were just a small but memorable part of our lives together," she said.

"I love my sister."

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