HJ373: Celebrating the life of Elisabeth Ross Reed Carter.


Offered February 27, 2020
Celebrating the life of Elisabeth Ross Reed Carter.
Patrons-- Carr and Adams, D.M.

WHEREAS, Elisabeth Ross Reed Carter, a conservationist who served on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for 30 years and made many other contributions to the Roanoke and Richmond communities, died on April 13, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Elisabeth “Liz” Carter grew up on her family’s Sabot Hill Farm in Goochland County and graduated from The Collegiate School in Richmond, St. Timothy’s School in Maryland, and Finch College in New York; and

WHEREAS, Liz Carter raised her family in Roanoke, where she was an active volunteer leader as president of the North Cross School Parents Association, the Mill Mountain Garden Club, and the Children’s Home Society of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Liz Carter also led Girl Scouts and other young people on hiking trips and other outdoor adventures in the Roanoke Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, and Fishers Island; and

WHEREAS, Liz Carter returned to Sabot Hill Farm in 1978; while living in the Richmond area, she served as a member of the James River Garden Club, the Garden Club of Virginia, the Woman’s Club, the Country Club of Virginia, and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, as well as a trustee of The Collegiate School; and

WHEREAS, Liz Carter relished every opportunity to share her love of nature with family and friends and helped safeguard the Commonwealth’s valuable natural resources as a member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for three decades, including 10 years as a trustee; and

WHEREAS, a woman of deep and abiding faith, Liz Carter enjoyed fellowship and worship with the congregations of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, St. John’s Episcopal Church on Fishers Island, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond; and

WHEREAS, Liz Carter will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her daughter, Mary, and her family, as well as numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Elisabeth Ross Reed Carter; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Elisabeth Ross Reed Carter as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.