Mary Gilmore Huey

September 6, 1929July 4, 2018

Mary "Beth" Huey, 1929-2018. Beth completed her earthly mission and passed into the arms of the Lord on July 4th 2018. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Doylestown High School in Doylestown,Pa. She entered the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and graduated in 1950 with a registered nursing degree. Upon graduation, Beth enlisted in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps. She was assigned to a casualty receiving hospital in Japan during the Korean War. After completing her first tour of duty she returned to civilian nursing at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville, Pa. In 1957 she reentered the Army Nurse Corp. During her career she was chosen to represent the Army Nurse Corp on the Sixtieth National Anniversary Celebration held in Los Angeles, Ca. While stationed at Letterman General Army Hospital in San Francisco, Ca. Beth met the love of her life First Lt. Robert "Mac" Huey D.D.S. and they married in 1958 until death they did part. Following the birth of their first daughter, Meredith Anne in 1959, she left the service and became a stay at home mom. They were blessed with a second daughter, Melissa Leigh in 1961. After 22 years as a military wife, they retired in Tacoma, Washington where Dr. Huey was in private practice of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Beth returned to nursing with the Tacoma Blood Bank for 12 years before retiring in 1991. Spending time between their homes in Florida and Washington State, they finally returned to Florida where they enjoyed her final years in active retirement. Beth was predeceased by her daughter Meredith Huey in 2008 and is survived by her daughter Melissa Kenney (Col. Richard) of Springfield, Va., two granddaughters, Caitlin Lidsey (Rich) of Derby, England and Sarah Kenney of Arlington, Va., her sister Ruth Anne Beattie (Dr. Alfred), only nephew "Mac" Beattie (Robin), all of Salisbury, Md. and a cousin Joanne Bauman of Media, Pa. As per her request graveside services will be held at a future date in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Memorials may be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105 or a charity of your choice. A special thank you to the caring staff of Seven Rivers Regional Hospital and Crystal River Rehab and Health Facility. We will forever carry the memory of Beth in our hearts.


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Mary Gilmore Huey

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