Dying woman gets wish, joins UDC

WILMINGTON — Cape Fear 3, United Daughters of the Confederacy is pleased to welcome its newest member, Teresa Rector. Chapter President Carol Waldkirch and Chapter Registrar Dale Spencer presented the UDC member certificate to the North Carolina native at her home Nov. 1.

This was an unusual procedure due to extraordinary circumstances. Teresa has been very ill to the point of going to Hospice. Her desire has always been to be a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

It is with great pleasure that this desire has been granted and she is now among the many members of our great organization.

Teresa comes from a family with many military ties from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II and the Korean War. She recalls her aunt, a UDC member, who inspired her with stories of her Revolutionary War and Civil War ancestors.

Teresa has a great sense of pride in her Southern history and the freedoms and history that have been shared. She is an inspiration to us all. Her great-great grandfather, 2nd Lt. Andrew Bowman, Co. D, 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, served from 1862 until the surrender of General Lee, April 9, 1865. Teresa attributes her strength to him.

When Teresa’s membership was granted, Chapter Registrar Dale Spencer attempted to contact Teresa to deliver the good news. Unfortunately, Teresa was in Chapel Hill awaiting the possibility of a liver transplant.

“Then I understood what Teresa meant by saying it was on her bucket list to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy,” Spencer said…

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