Sometimes the nurses who deserve to be recognized on National Nurses Day are no longer with us here on Earth. Sadly, nurse Teri Ann Reed tragically passed away last year. We share the words of her husband, Keith, to honor her memory and her contributions.
“Teri, my wife and life partner of over 40 years, was a longtime nurse at Stillwater Medical Center. In January 2021, she was run over and killed as she tried to cross the four-lane highway between the hospital and her car. A very long day of a very long month of a very long year.
From Teri’s obituary: Teri was many things to many people, but at the very core of her being, she was a nurse. Teri began her career as a 16-year-old volunteer at Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, Oklahoma. Teri attended West Texas State University School of Nursing, where she graduated with honors. Teri’s nursing career has taken many turns over the decades, adjusting her job as needed so she can care for her family first and foremost.
If Teri’s life hadn’t been tragically cut short, there’s no doubt she would have ended her career the way she began. as a volunteer in the halls of Stillwater Medical Center, walking around everyone as she cared for her patients.