Katherine "Katy" Uhry Darr, former owner of the Bookmark in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., and a founding member of the original Southeastern Booksellers (now Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance), died on October 25; she was 79.

The Bookmark was a cornerstone in the Ft. Lauderdale community, and Darr was a strong supporter of new bookstores that opened in the area. After closing the Bookmark, Darr went on to a second career in art education and worked at the Museum of Art of Ft. Lauderdale, and also as associate curator of education at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Donations in honor of Darr may be sent to Friends of Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach, Florida 33312.