Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Stevens, of Falls Church, VA, died on May 1, 2019, listening to her loved classical music. Grateful for her life and determined to follow only her path, she stayed as long as she could.
Mary was born April 8, 1924 in Plainfield, NJ, the daughter of Harrison and Mary (Robertson) Taylor. As a young woman, she moved to Washington DC to work as a civilian for the US Army, and was deployed to Europe to support the Berlin Airlift. She returned to the Pentagon, where she met Frank L. "Larry" Stevens, USAF, her beloved husband of 54 years. Mary is survived by her 3 children, Lee Robertson, Lisa Kathryn (Forte), and Wendy Elizabeth, and grandchildren Andrew and Scott. She was predeceased by her husband, and by her brother Harrison L Taylor, Jr.
In addition to her work at the Pentagon, Mary raised her family and spent many years working for an electronic security firm. Her favorite place to be was outdoors, near the Chesapeake Bay, or the mountains. She loved to swim, garden, and hike. She kayaked into her 80s. An avid bicyclist when she was younger, Mary rode across Germany and Switzerland with her camera. She loved animals, and once bottle fed and raised an orphaned horse foal. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist.
She was well loved.
Graveside services will follow at a future date, where Mary will be laid to rest with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to The Nature Conservancy.
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