Mary Latin Hampton

November 6, 1939May 17, 2010

Mary Hampton of Bellevue, Washington, passed away on May 17, 2010 at the age of 70 years. Mary was born November 6, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was the Valedictorian of Booker T. Washington High School, Class of 1957. After which she pursued a Nursing degree at Philadelphia General Hospital and subsequently Catholic University in Washington DC where she was conferred a Bachelors of Nursing. Later she was conferred a Master's of Nursing and Master's of Public Health from the University of Washington. Early in her career, 1960, Mary joined the Women's Army Nurse Corps, serving on active duty until the mid-1970's. She continued her military obligation in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1989. Shortly after settling in the Pacific Northwest in 1972, she joined the Seattle VA Hospital as a Critical Care Nurse. After 39 years of service Mary became the Executive Director of Nursing Services. In addition to her military, clinical, and administrative nursing obligations, Mary was a member of the faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University Schools of Nursing. Besides her other activities, Mary was an active participant in the Special Olympics for over 20 years as a volunteer.

She is survived by her husband, Henry G. Hampton; daughter, Enrica Hampton; son, David Hampton; and her brother, Willie Latin.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:30 am, at St Louise Catholic Church, 141 156th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98007, with a visitation on Sunday, May 23, 2010 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 1215 – 145th Place SE Bellevue, WA 98007. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place on August 30, 2010 at 9:00 am. Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Bellevue, WA.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 24, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mary Latin Hampton

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August 30, 2010

We remember Mary as "immortalizing every present moment so that her life has eternal significance." (Peterson's "The Art of Living")
With our deepest regards,
The Mothershed/ElDessouky/Pryor Family

Genevieve Jackson Romine

July 16, 2010

July 16,2010

To the Hampton family.Mary and I graduated from Booker T Washington High School in Shreveport,La.She was very smart,highly intelligent and funny.
I really enjoyed seeing her at our 50 year class reunion in 2008.
May God bless,comfort and keep you all always.And remember to always keep looking up Because God is always looking down.

Genevieve Jackson Romine

June 6, 2010

Hank, Enrica, and David,

The Scott family, Alma, Leonard, Joel, Kimberly, and Lorrie (Cardoso) were saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved wife, and mother, Mary. Please accept our condolences and know that you are in our thoughts. Love and best wishes to you

Mitch & Kelly Mitchell

June 5, 2010

Hank, Enrica, David,

Kelly & I are very saddened to learn of Mary's passing. We are indeed blessed to have known her!
Knowing that her legacy lives on in her loving relatives and many friends gives us encouragement.

Mitch & Kelly

Andrea Lucas

June 3, 2010

May God be with you, and your family. I met you years ago 1986 and you always had a smile on your face. It was a pleasure to know.

Andrea Lucas Tacoma, WA

Carolyn Cole

May 28, 2010

I have had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Hampton at the VA since 1991. I will always remember her quiet grace and professionalism. She led by example and was always kind. I hope you find comfort in knowing there are so many people who knew and admired Mrs. Hampton, and will miss her, too.

Jane Blomberg

May 27, 2010

I wish to extend my condolences to Mary's family. I have worked under her in the CCU @ the Seattle VA. She has always been a wonderful, elegant, gracious lady. I know I will miss her along with many of my co-workers who have such respect and admiration for her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jane Blomberg RN

Vicki Harris

May 27, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was an incredibly kind and caring person. I am blessed to have known her. I met her when I worked in HR at the VA.

May 26, 2010

Rest in Peace Mary.

Elizabeth Bazemore

May 26, 2010

To the family of Ms. Mary Hampton, I work at American Lake, I was deeply sorry to hear about your loss, my sister just passed at the age of 72, and was in the Women's Army Corp about the same time, she worked in OB-GYN, I can't help but wonder if they knew each other. I wish God's blessing upon the family, now and always.

Veterans Affairs Employee
Liz (AL)