Hello All -

I'm very sorry to say Mary passed away Wednesday afternoon December 23rd. Her care giver Alethia and I were with her. She died peacefully at home, looking at a Christmas tree with blue & silver balls and white lights; something she'd had her first Christmas in her own apartment on 96th St. in New York way back when. She always said it was her favorite - so peaceful.

A Memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 PM January 4, 2010 at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW, Washington, DC 20016, with interment in St. John's Memorial Cemetery, Laurel Hollow, NY 12:00 PM January 5, 2010. Please take a moment to read her Obituary. I trust it honors her. This web site has the facility to let people contribute their thoughts and comments on Mary, which I will at a future date assemble and publish in a PDF for redistribution to the people that knew her. She would absolutely love the notion of "being in the Cloud." In the meantime, they'll be available for people to read as they visit the web site. Please leave your email address in the space provided which will enable me to send it to you when it is done (but not distributed or used for any other purpose.) You may also wish to consider what personal identification you include in your comments as the web site and PDF will be public.

And so all, let us remember and celebrate an extraordinary life.

Warmest regards,

Charles Watkins - her nephew