Heaven gained a beautiful angel on Nov 27th 2020.
Theresa (Terri) was Born in Adrian Michigan on 11/17/31 to Mr. And Mrs. Edward G Sauter, the youngest of 10 siblings. She studied at the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale New York where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1956.
Terri spent 14 years in Tanzania East Africa as a medical Missionary. She received her Midwifery certificate from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Ireland in 1966. She then came home and attended NYU to earn a Masters of Arts degree in Maternal and Child Health and Welfare.
Terri married the love of her life, John Zweber, in 1974. The Zweber’s moved to Charlotte NC in 1977 where Terri accepted a position as a Clinical Specialist in Obstetrics at Charlotte Memorial hospital (Now Carolinas Medical Center). After introducing many changes she was offered a teaching position at UNC Charlotte. She taught for 5 years as a Nursing instructor emphasizing the importance of nurses being patient advocates. Terri worked for 15 years as a Labor & Delivery nurse at Mercy South Maternity Center until her retirement at age 71.
Terri was a loving and cherished mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Sheleen Beck and Charlotte Rodriguez, Son in law Wilson Rodriguez, and her grandchildren Tyler and Kylie Beck, Aaron and Simon Chavis, and 2 step grandchildren Aiden and Sebastian Rodriguez.
Terri was a devoted catholic and member of St Gabriel’s church. A true woman of God, her faith was evidenced by the way she choose to live her life in a manner that glorified Him in all she did.
A funeral mass to celebrate Terri’s life will be held at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church on Friday December 4th at 11am.
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