Edith Louise Elizabeth Metcalf Bryan, age 87, native and life-long resident of Buncombe County, passed away on March 25, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her 4 children, 3 grandchildren, one sister and brother all of whom she loved dearly.
She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from UNC-G and treasured her over- fifty-years career as an educator with the NC Public School system, primarily in Buncombe County. She proudly maintained her teaching credentials through continuing education at the UNC- Chapel Hill. Edith was an honorary life member of AAUW-Asheville branch for over 50 years of dedicated service. For a picture and obituary, see:http://westfamilyfuneralservices.com/obituary?id=242753
Judith A. Butler age 72, formerly of Springfield, IL., passed away after a brief illness in St. Paul, Minn., on April 25, 2015, with her children by her side. She was born on June 2, 1943, in Chicago and is survived by her son, daughter, 9 grandchildren, and 3 sisters. She was a Human Resources Professional for many years before leaving the Chicago area for Asheville, N.C., in 1991. In Asheville, her strong desire to own a bookstore was realized when she and her husband Merle owned The Book Rack on Hendersonville Road. While she lived in Asheville, she became very active in our local chapter of AAUW until 2006 when she moved to Springfield. While in Springfield, she was active in numerous organizations including serving as treasurer of the local chapter of AAUW. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends. She relocated to Hudson, IL in July of 2014 where, among other things, she discovered her hidden talent of watercolor painting.
Judith’s estate has donated to our branch a gift of $1,000 as she re-affirmed her commitment to the future of our branch. Judith requested that this gift be put into our general fund. This will go towards helping expand our programs and public policy agendas by providing for future generations of women and girls. Thank you for remembering Judith and her commitment to Asheville – AAUW. For a picture and obituary see: butlerfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Judith-A.-Butler/Hudson-WI/1504917
Teresa L. Humphreys passed away on August 30, 2015 at the age of 59, as a result of a sudden and unexpected progression of pulmonary fibrosis. Teresa was born in Kansas City and attended University of Missouri for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She went on to receive her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in Columbia in Educational and Counseling Psychology. She worked as a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in St. Joseph, MO, and at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute in Chesterfield, MO.
Teresa was an active volunteer and was an avid knitter, chocolate-lover, chardonnay-sipper, and St. Louis Cardinals fan. She loved to read, travel, socialize, and play music on her many musical instruments. Friends knew her by her sense of humor, loud and generous laughter, and instant ability to deeply connect with others. For a picture and obituary see: legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?pid=175769790