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Betty Terry, Prince George's County teacher

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Saturday, March 12, 2011; 4:05 PM

Betty Terry, 81, a retired elementary school teacher in Prince George's County, died Feb. 21 at her home in Beltsville. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Terry taught fifth and sixth grade at Glenarden Woods Elementary School for 12 years before retiring in 1995.

Betty Glendora Davis was a native of Cheswold, Del., and a 1954 graduate of Antioch College in Ohio. She received a master's degree in education from Wittenberg University in Ohio in 1962, and she moved to the Washington area in 1964. She received a certification in special education from the University of Maryland in 1983.

Mrs. Terry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver Spring, where she taught Sunday school and a young women's program.

Her marriage to Robert Parker ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Raymond J. Terry of Beltsville; five children, Elizabeth Terry of Oakland, Calif., William Terry of Cedar Hills, Utah, Frances Meyerson of Columbia and Ellen Holder and David Terry, both of Beltsville; and eight grandchildren.

- Megan Buerger


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