Sep 21, 1964 – Oct 18, 2018
Carrie Blessing Keith, a Montgomery High School graduate, died on October 18 at her home in Pennington. She was 54.
Carrie was born on September 21, 1964, in Hamilton, Ohio. She grew up in Montgomery, attended the University of Colorado Boulder, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
She worked at Educational Testing Service for 23 years, starting as a corporate editor in 1994. She then took on program direction roles for several testing programs, including the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and AP. Her career culminated in the position of executive director in the assessment development division.
Actively involved in dachshund rescue, Carrie adopted seniors and raised funds for foster care. She enjoyed travel, spending time with family and friends, and weekends at the Jersey Shore with her husband, Rob, on their boat, Carried Away.
Beloved daughter of the late Norbert (Buck) Blessing, Carrie is survived by: her husband, Robert C. Keith; mother, Joan Thiel Blessing; sister, Jenny Blessing (Rick Collins); brother, Buck Blessing (Janelle); mother-in-law, Patricia Keith; brother-in-law, Percival Keith; nephew, Alessandro Getzel; and nieces, Katie Keith, Stella Blessing, Phoebe Blessing, Gaia Blessing, Vivian Blessing, Lydia Blessing, Gillie Collins, and Haleigh Collins.
Donations in her memory may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; the Melanoma Research Foundation or Almost Home Dachshund Rescue. ■