Priscilla Gray Teeter

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Priscilla G. Teeter, a registered nurse who later became an administrator with the Carroll County Health Department, died May 30 of brain cancer at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 85.

The daughter of James Harvey Gray, an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Mary Emma Edwards Gray, an educator, Priscilla Gray was born in Rising Sun.

"Because of her father's work with the TVA, she moved 13 times before she was 6 years old," said a daughter, Rebecca Teeter Herrick of Westminster. "She resided in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee."

After graduating in 1945 from Chattanooga High School, she studied for two years at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. She transferred to the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, where she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1951.

Mrs. Teeter began her career working in the Hopkins Hospital emergency room.

In 1952, she married Frederick Keller Teeter, and they settled in Westminster. After her children were raised, she returned to working as a nurse at Carroll County General Hospital, now Carroll Hospital Center.

She later joined the Carroll County Health Department as an administrator where her work earned many awards. She retired in 1993.

Her volunteer work encompassed the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary, Carroll County Arts Council, Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Historical Society of Carroll County and the Carroll County Farm Museum.

Mrs. Teeter also volunteered with the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Carroll County Commission on Aging, Interfaith Housing, Carroll Child Care Center, Carroll Hospice and the American Cancer Society.

In 1985, she was named the Soroptimist International Volunteer of the Year for Carroll County, and in 2003, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Carroll County Arts Council.

After her husband, who was an executive with the Arundel Corp., died in 1995, she became a world traveler and visited South America, Africa, Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and Iceland.

A gardener, Mrs. Teeter was a member of the Roslyn Garden Club.

After moving to Carroll Lutheran Village in 2006, she served on many committees.

Mrs. Teeter was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 17 Bond St., Westminster, where a celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Teeter is survived by a son, Frederick Keller Teeter Jr. of Uniontown; another daughter, Jennifer Gray Teeter of Westminster; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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