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Teresa Healy

Teresa HEALY Terry Healy died quietly at home on March 17, 2012. She was born July 9, 1946, in San Diego, California, to Madeleine (Doolie) and Daniel Healy. She attended elementary school in San Marino, California, and graduated from Polytechnic School in Pasadena in 1964 as a National Merit Scholar. After graduation from Swarthmore College in 1968 with majors in English Literature and Philosophy, Terry, in her words, "stopped by Seattle, en route from college to Canada, and somehow never got any further." In 1985she earned her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington. She was the widow of Harry McAndrew, who died in March 2011. Terry's was a life of great creativity, variety and generosity. She was an artist with words and ideas, as well as with paint and clay. Her careers blended local politics and the arts. She served in the administration of Mayor Royer on his wordsmith team. In the Bathhouse Theatre's heyday, she worked behind the scenes and wrote its publicity. Recently Terry focused on non-profit arts organizations as grant writer for Kirkland Performing Arts Center, publicity manager for The Empty Space Theatre, and grant writer for the Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest. For several years, she owned and operated the Green Room Café. She worked at Open Studio Painters and showed her paintings in local galleries. Terry faithfully supported such civic institutions as the Woodland Park Zoo, Pike Place Market, Seattle Public Library and the SMP. She also developed crossword puzzles, played Scrabble with inspiration, enjoyed water aerobics and valued her membership in Crones. In July 2011, Terry orchestrateda gala "Senior Prom" to which she invited scores of friends and relatives to help celebrate her 65th birthday. Her brilliance and kindness will be greatly missed by her two sisters, three nephews, two nieces, their families, and many friends.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 4, 2012
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