Terry Weaver, an active member of the Unitarian Church, died Aug. 29, 2013, at her home in Hilton Head, S.C. A longtime resident, she was 79 years old. Terry previously lived in Kensington, Md., before her retirement. She attended Montgomery College in Maryland. The daughter of the late Mayor Frederick H. Dunn, she was raised in Jamestown, N.Y.
Terry was involved in the worldwide peace movement, Women in Black.
The organization was founded in 1988, when Israeli women protested the violence perpetrated against their Palestinian neighbors. The movement now protests all war and violence. Terry had a desire "to do something" after a busy life of single parenting, work with Planned Parenthood and as a medical secretary, so she stood up in her church and recruited women to join her.
Each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. sharp, Terry and around 30 Hilton Head women stood together silently, dressed in black. They are silent because they feel that words can't express the pain and hurt the victims of war and violence have suffered.
Survivors include four children: James and Nancy Weaver of Gulfport, Fla., Anne Vieth of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Polly Kuziel of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two grandchildren: Natalie Vieth and Corey Hayes; three sisters: Annette Johnson of Charleston, S.C., Prudence Dunn of Annapolis, Md.; Frederica Dunn of Alexandria, Va.; and a brother Frederick Dunn of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Her husband preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at the Hilton Head Unitarian Church, Sept. 4 from 6-8 p.m.