September 3, 2015
Surface name: unknown
Kingman, Arizona, USA
"Deirdre Karris" was the name of the Facebook account for the Uru avatar, Deirdre, known as Deirdre_1 on the forums. A long time Myst/Uru fan who joined the community by the end of 2003, she participated in Until Uru, D’mala, Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) and MOULAgain. Deirdre was active in the cavern music community as both a regular attendee and sometimes DJ at the Friday Night Dance Parties, broadcasting her own events, attending the weekly Karaoke event and helping to organize the 2015 CavCon Awareness Event.
Memberships: Ubisoft Forums (Nov 2003), MOUL Forum (May 2006), DRC Forums (Jan 2007), URU After Dark (WM)
Remembrances: MOUL forum thread by Patricio: Deirdre Karris Memorial Service; Guild of Messengers news report, September 9, 2015: Memorial Service: Deirdre Karris (WM); MOUL forum post by dreammaster4: Deirdres memorial
On September 8, 2015, Deirdre's friend, Patricio posted "On September 3, 2015, Deirdre Karris left this world for a far better place" and announced a memorial service to be held on Sunday, September 13th. The next day, he posted that on August 31st, Deirdre had informed her friends (maggie, zia, Snickuster and himself) "she had inoperable brain cancer and the doctor told her she from a week to a month left" and that on September 8th, he was contacted on Skype "by someone who was instructed by Deirdre to contact me with the news of her passing." He also noted that he had "contacted Tor'i to request her name be added in the Kahlo Pub."
Deirdre’s name had not yet been added to the memorial by October 7th when RAWA posted information about how to submit a name for addition to him. On October 9th, larryf58 posted that he had received an e-mail reply to his request to RAWA and that the name was now on the memorial.
On October 30th, the name was removed from the Explorers Memorial.