Santa Fe Living Treasures ‚Äď Elder Stories
Honored October, 2012
Outstanding in all her endeavors, Priscilla Carr has embodied and embraced the spirit of Santa Fe. At the same time she was a wife and mom, she engaged in a successful career in government and community volunteerism. Priscilla's public service career in government included the Department of Education, the State Supreme Court offices, the Legislative Finance Committee, and Appropriations Committee. She worked for four governors, both Democratic and Republican....Garrey Carruthers, Bruce King, Jerry Apodaca, and Toney Anaya.
Governor Carruthers wrote, "Her ability to succeed in service to this rather disparate group of Governors can be attributed to her excellent skills and her very quiet confidence. Never intrusive but always collegial and helpful.". Highly respected for her dedication and professionalism, Priscilla was sent to officially greet and escort Prince Charles on his first trip to Santa Fe, and hosted a party at the Governor's Mansion for Astronaut John Glenn and his wife.
Priscilla's history of volunteerism includes:
As a mom, no one could receive a greater compliment than that from her daughter who wrote.."I grew up with a mother most of my friends wished they had..our house was always open and welcoming to our friends...My parents had three very different children with diverse interests and talents. Whatever we were interested in, we were supported. Mom was always there...to chaperone field trips, help with costumes, to help with sick babies."
What her friends say about Priscilla....
Story by Nancy Dahl
Photo ¬© 2012 by Genevieve Russell