Age 89 of Medford Oregon died peacefully March 5 2006 at Rogue Valley Medical Center comforted by the presence of her loving family. Tess as she was known to her friends and family lived for over 50 years at the same house in Pennsauken NJ where she raised three sons. Her husband Allen died when her oldest son was 13 and Tess had her hands full raising her three boys alone while working full-time as an RN. Tess was proud of her 43 year nursing career. She worked in hospitals as a private duty nurse nursing supervisor and Directress of Nurses at 2 nursing homes in southern New Jersey. Theresa was born on September 13 1916 in Woodland Cecil County MD to Joseph D. Meck and Rhoda E. Barnes (MN). She graduated from Perryville H.S. in 1935 and went on to the Cooper Hospital School of Nursing in Camden NJ graduating in 1940. Tess was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Allen; nine brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter. She is survived by her sons Allen Warren of Medford OR; Robert of Ashland MA and Gary of Austin TX; her grandchildrenJennifer Lindsey Drew and Lauren; and her great granddaughter Melanie. Tess showed her love for her patients family and friends through her caring heart and through her loyalty. She will be missed by all who knew her. An indomitable spirit and a heart for serving others sustained her and her family throughout her life. A celebration of life ceremony and interment next to her husband Allen will take place in N.J. at a later date.