Christie Rowland Fehr died in Southern Pines, NC on April 9, 2019 at the age of 73.

Christie was better known  as Kitty, and seemingly almost everyone knew Kitty Fehr.

Her absence will leave a huge gap in many people’s lives. She was born in Lumberton, NC; grew up in Gainesville, Florida; and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida and a  master’s degree from the University of Tennessee.

Kitty was a consummate teacher who loved teaching. Her students adored her. She taught business education for 17 years in high school at Hendersonville, before moving to Raleigh to help care for her aging parents.

Kitty had a wonderful sense of humor, and  was a healer. Later in life, Kitty mastered Tai Chi and Reiki, becoming a Reiki Master. And after fully retiring  to Belle Meade in Southern Pines, Kitty established Tai Chi classes at the Moore County Senior Enhancement Center that would soon draw long waiting lists for enrollment. She worked without pay.  And she would be publicly recognized as the leading volunteer for Moore County.

Christie Rowland Fehr is survived by her brother, Dr. Lenton Rowland, of Gainesville, Florida.

Inurnment will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 18,2019 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 10005 Lake Wheeler Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526.  At Kitty’s request there will be no service, but a few words will be spoken by a friend, and other friends of Kitty Fehr are invited to attend.

Powell Funeral Home is serving the Fehr family.

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  1. There have been times through out my career that I thought back to walking into Ms Kitty’s class to a smile on the face of a pretty lady with her hair put up and dressed very stylish and ready to teach us how to type and always said learning to type would

  2. Ms. Fehr, who believed in me when I didn’t. My heart is broken. I will see you again one day. Until then, rest easy my friend. My prayers and condolences for the family.

  3. BEST teacher ever!!!-  I loved this incredible lady dearly & always looked forward to seeing her at the EHS Class of ’78 Reunions.-  So very thankful the she made it to our 40th Yr Reunion in July of 2018, so that we all could enjoy her beautiful, vibrant

  4. In the early ‘˜80s, I worked with Kitty at Hardbarger Junior College of Business in Raleigh. Then, some years later, we reconnected when I saw her walking by my mother’s home and discovered she lived very close by. Without a doubt, she was one of the most

  5. An Angel has gained her wings!!!! She was so loved by students at EHS! This wonderful woman was an excellent role model and friend! I am so glad I got to see you at the reunion! Peace and love to you in Heaven!

  6. Ms. Fehr taught me how to type with speed and accuracy. I have thought often of her throughout my career. I always looked forward to her class. She was an awesome lady.

  7. Miss Kitty was always trying to look at the bright side of things and bringing smiles and joy to others– Soar high Miss Kitty without any more suffering.

  8. Ms Kitty was my Tai Chi instructor.-  I didn’t know her long, but enjoyed the time I did know her.-  She was funny and a joy to be around.-  Rest in Peace sweet lady!- 

  9. I was in Miss Kitty’s last tai chi ‘litter’ (Oct 2018- Jan 2019). She made it fun and rewarding! She will always be in my thoughts now whenever I am in class.- 

  10. We were shocked to learn that Miss Kitty had passed. When Terry announced this in a recent Tai Chi class we all just sat there stunned. We are all going to miss her so much.-  She was a fun, energetic teacher. Practicing our Tai Chi routine & our Sabre ro

  11. What a-  women!.-  Never forget her beautiul smei ,so full of life, She loved everyone! shared her faith adn her life.
    Much Love,
    Mary Tuzio

  12. I worked with Kitty for several years at Wake County Human Services.-  She was such a bright light.-  Always smiling and encouraging her clients to strive for their best.-  She made a lasting impact on many.

  13. Kitty was a case manager on the teams I led at Wake County for a dozen years.-  It’s hard to remember a single day of work that she did not do something to either make me laugh, make me think. count my blessings-  or all three..-  Her wonderful sense of h

  14. One of the best hires, I ever had the opportunity of making was when I had the opportunity to offer Kitty a job with Wake County.-  I remember that she was literally a breath of fresh air.-  She will missed.-  There was never anyone who came close to her

  15. thinking of you Kitty Fehr I miss doing TaiChi with you and Reiki.. Was hoping you would be my Grand Master instructor… I miss our many fun chats and conversations.

    Miss you with Love old friend

    Holly zendels

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