Velda Lorraine Petre

b. 3 October 1937, d. 3 November 2008
Velda Lorraine Petre
Nov. 3, 2008
     Her married name was Pritchett. Velda Lorraine Petre married W. Clifton Pritchett. She was born on 3 October 1937. She died on 3 November 2008 at Cambridge, Md., at age 71; November 7, 2008
Velda Petre Pritchett, 71
OCT. 3, 1937-NOV. 3, 2008

EAST NEW MARKET, Md. - Velda Petre Pritchett, 71, of Beach Haven, East New Market and Harrisonburg, Va., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at Chesapeake Woods Center in Cambridge, Md.
Born Oct. 3, 1937, in Maugansville, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Beulah Eshleman Petre.
She attended school in Washington County and graduated from North Hagerstown High School and later graduated from Bridgewater College in Virginia with a BA in psychology and later obtained a master's degree from Salisbury University.
She retired from teaching in Dorchester County.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cambridge, was a member of Gleaners Sunday School class and United Methodist Women. She served on numerous committees and held the position of chairman of the PPRC on two different occasions. She was also lay representative for her church to District Conference several years.
She was a member of Mid-Atlantic Church of the Brethren Youth Council and had been active in the Washington County 4-H.
She was a member of National Star Route Mail Contractors Association, MD/DE Mail Contractors, serving as secretary on the state level, Maryland Motor Coach Association, Dorchester Retired Educators and NEA.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, W. Clifton Pritchett; one son, Jeffrey D. Pritchett of Cambridge; one daughter, Teresa G. Pritchett of Baltimore; one sister, Gail J. Petre of Cambridge; and many cousins.
A service of celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cambridge. The Revs. Sam Jones, Fred Bahr and Paul Dieter will officiate. Burial will be held at Dorchester Memorial Park in Cambridge prior to the Service of Celebration.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Mr. Richard Hargis, 205 Maryland Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613 or to one's favorite charity.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.