The Austin College community celebrates the life and contributions of Kim Victoria Snipes—and mourns her death on November 12, 2022, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Her funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Denison (located at 314 N Rusk Ave, Denison, TX 75020.)
A memorial service is to be held on campus in Clifford J. Grum Sanctuary of Wynne Chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1.
Kim, biology lab coordinator/safety instructor and adjunct instructor in biology, joined the Austin College faculty in 1993 when she and her husband, Dr. Wayne Meyer, moved to the community, and Wayne joined the biology faculty as an assistant professor.
Wayne has shared with colleagues that Kim died quietly and comfortably at Texoma Medical Center and had been visited by many friends and loved ones.
Kim’s battle with cancer began several years ago, and while bravely facing many physical difficulties, she exhibited a remarkable commitment to the College and her students. As cancer spread and she lost her eyesight some time ago, she found ways to incorporate her blindness into her teaching and raise awareness of the realities of disability.
Austin College President Steven O’Day invited the College community to join together in sympathy and prayer on behalf of Wayne, Kim’s colleagues, her students, and others who are grieving her death. He also reminded the community that counselors are available for support and that Counseling Services may be reached at 903.813.2247.