Teri Moore Breitinger

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Teri Moore Breitinger, 62, of Chelsea died Oct. 11, 2007. She was the daughter of Willis D. and Dana H. Moore Jr., also of Chelsea. Teri graduated from Vincent High School, earned a B.S. in nursing at UAB and a M.S. in nursing administration at George Mason University.

She and LCDR Thomas L. Breitinger, USN, were married in November 1980, and together they completed his 30-year naval career. As such, she devotedly fulfilled her responsibilities as the wife of a Navy ship’s captain, staff officer and Defense Attache, all while pursuing her nursing career.

This included highly dedicated service to patients at the following locations: Kings Daughters Children’s Hospital, Norfolk, Va.; Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia; the Visiting Nurses Associations of both San Diego and northern Virginia; the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile; and private duty work treating AIDS patients in Norfolk. She also worked to vaccinate Amazon River Basin Indians in Venezuela and as Sub-acute Care Charge Nurse at the Sharpe Hospital in Coronado, Calif.

Teri is survived by her loving husband of 27 years; her parents; brother, Michael W. (Davida) Moore; sister, Patricia G. Moore. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Ronald L. Moore.

She elected to donate her remains for the benefit of medical research via the Alabama Organ Center and UAB. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at The White House located at 9481 Highway 55 in Westover at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, attention Foundation at 550 West North St. Indianapolis, Ind. 46202 or by calling (317) 917-4918 or visiting www.nursingsociety.org/Foundation/MakeaGift/default.asp