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Died May 6, 2012 age 97, of natural causes, in her own home, surrounded by love.
A native of Logan County, KY, Teddy had lived in Arlington, VA since 1956. She was married to Ernest Saulmon for 69 years until his death in 2008.
Teddy was a woman of wisdom, dignity, grace, kindness, humor and boundless love. A simple notice is too short to describe the breadth and beauty of her life.
After raising her four children, she worked for Arlington County Public Schools. She served as a docent at Arlington House for over 30 years. She was the President of the Arlington Historical Society and served on the Arlington Historic Affairs and Landmark Review board. She and Ernie were early supporters and fundraisers for the Arlington Outdoor Education Association. She was a member of PEO Chapter D. She and Ernie attended Clarendon United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her large loving family. Her four children: son Ernie Saulmon and wife Bobbi, daughter Susan Trice and husband Bob, daughter Conchita Mitchell and husband David, and daughter Sarah (Sally) Gabler and husband Ed Neunlist; nine grandchildren: Rob, Samantha, Michael, Stephanie, Jason, Seth, Lyda, Max and William (who all thought they were her favorite); and eight great-grandchildren: Eric, Leo, Ozzie, Hazel, Posey, James, Mark and Malorie as well as many nieces, nephews and friends who adored her.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to: Arlington Historical Society, Inc. P.O. Box 100402, Arlington, VA 22210-3402 or The Red River Meeting House Association, 2459 Trimble Rd, Adairville, KY 42202.

Published in The Washington Post on May 9, 2012