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Mary Stevens Obituary

Mary  Stevens
Mary Stevens

April 8, 1924 - May 1, 2019
Born in New Jersey
Resided in Falls Church, Virginia
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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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Northern Virginia Burial & Cremation Society
811 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA US 22314


The Nature Conservancy
4245 N, Fairfax Dr. Suite 100
Arlington, VA USA 22203
Our mission is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.