Elizabeth Terry

May 24, 1941April 9, 2019

Elizabeth Terry was born on May 24, 1941 and passed away on April 9, 2019.


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Anne Carey

April 13, 2019

We lost a dear and unfailingly generous friend this week. What fun we had! So many Saturday lunches, birthday celebrations, dinners at the club as guests of Betsy, and amusing “field trips” to out of the way places in the Washington area. These wonderful memories and the sound of Betsy’s infectious laugh will sustain us. Thank you for your friendship, Bets. Rest In Peace.

William Wright

April 12, 2019

I am the brother of Marion Wright, who has also shared a memory of Betsy. I also knew Betsy for more than 50 years, since she came to Washington in the late ‘60s to work for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where my father had volunteered to help raise money for the preservation and renovation of the Stephen Decatur house. Betsy came to adore my parents, who thought of her as a second daughter - in fact, she sometimes called my father “Grandpaw”! Betsy and Marion has been classmates at school about ten years earlier, so all my family was very happy that she decided to live in Washington. And I will always remember her kind, cheerful and thoughtful to my parents as they struggled through their last years. Betsy, you were the greatest, and your friends will always love you.

Hays Browning

April 12, 2019

Betsy was great fun and had a wonderful, slightly wacky sense of humor. Our fairly regular
Saturday lunches were always full of laughter and amusement. I first met Betsy soon after
she arrived in Washington which was probably in the late 60's. In the last year, as her
health issues increased, she faced everything bravely, found humor in some of the process
and never complained. Betsy will be very much missed by all who knew her. May she rest
in peace.

Marion Wright

April 12, 2019

I will miss Betsy Terry so much. She was a kind, loving person and I enjoyed knowing her. She made a difference in my life. We were friends for over 50 years.