Mary Louise "Teddie" Albright, 88, of Westminster, formerly of Hampstead, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Carroll Lutheran Village Healthcare Center.
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Born July 18, 1924, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Henry L.B. Parlett Sr. and Louise Norris Parlett. She was the wife of Robert E. Albright, who died in 1980.
She was a 1943 graduate of Towson High School. After graduation, she attended nurses' training at Church Home and Hospital for two years. When World War II started she enlisted in the U.S. Woman's Army Nurses Corps and after training was assigned as a nurse at the Valley Forge General Hospital. She was a machinist for Black & Decker, retiring in 1983 after 33 years.
She moved to Carroll Lutheran Village in 1990, where she volunteered in many ways and served as the ombudsman for the Healthcare Center.
She was a life member of the American Legion Post No. 200 in Hampstead. She and her husband managed a teen center in Hampstead for eight years. She was a 50-year member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hampstead and was assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. She was a member of St. Mark's Handbell Choir for 12 years. She was a member of St. Luke's (Winters) Lutheran Church in New Windsor and played in the Handbell Choir.
She enjoyed quilting Christening bibs, sewing and traveling.
Surviving are siblings Anne S. Durham, of Upperco, Henrietta Parlett, of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Henry L.B. Parlett Jr. and wife Darlene, of Littlestown, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Tom McLaughlin, of Concord, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters Helen Amanda McLaughlin and Margaret Henry "Hank" Shirley.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of memorial service, noon, Tuesday at Carroll Lutheran Village, Krug Chapel, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, with the Rev. Jimmie L. Schwartz officiating. Private inurnment will be in St. Jacob's (Stone) Church Cemetery in Brodbecks, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Luke's (Winters) Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 447, New Windsor, MD 21776.
Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myers?durborawfh.com.
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Published in Carroll County Times from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2012