Class  of  1940
 

Mary  Louise  Long  Mayer

Obituary

 

 

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On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, former Paris resident Mary Louise Mayer, age 87, of Arlington, Va., passed away peacefully.

Beloved wife for 58 years and preceded in death by her husband Capt. Robert Southall Mayer Jr., retired U.S. Marine Corps;

Mother of Carol Mayer Study of Shallotte, N.C., John P. Mayer of Arlington, Va., and Mary Lou Mayer-Hildreth of Washington, D.C.; and grandmother to Sean P. Mayer of Wayne, W.Va., and Lauryn M. Hildreth of Washington, D.C.

Louise grew up in Paris. She was the daughter of the late Asa F. Long and Lucy Weldon Long. She went to E.W. Grove High School in Paris and graduated with the Class of 1940. In the 1940s, she attended Texas State College for Women, Denton, Texas.

Always generous with her time and resources, she led a life of service and philantrophy. She was a homemaker, mother to three and grandmother to two children;

An enlisted officer U.S. Marine Corps spouse (1949-1971); a member of the Order of the Eastern Star; a “Gray Lady” for the American Red Cross (1961-1965); a member of the Democratic Club of St. Mary’s County, Md. (1968-1989);

Assistant manager for Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, Lexington Park, Md. (1972-1975); Secretary to the American Cancer Society, St. Mary’s County, Md. Chapter (1972-1975); a substitute teacher for the St. Mary’s County, Md. School System (1975-1986); Great Mills High School Band and Athletic Booster, Great Mills, Md. (1977-1985);

Real Estate agent in Southern, Md. (1978-1980); bookkeeper for QSP Reader’s Digest Fundraising Magazine Drives for Elementary and Secondary schools in the metropolitan-D.C. area (1982-1985); waitress, hostess and bookkeeper for the Roost Restaurant, Lexington Park, Md. (1982-1989);

A U.S. Census taker for years 1970 (Md.); 1980 (Md.); 1990 (Ky.) and 2000 (Ky.); and worked in the office of Pirates Cove Resort, Hardin, Ky. (1992-1995).

In 1990, Louise and her husband retired and moved from Great Mills, Md. to Hardin, Ky. In December 2007, after the death of her husband, Louise moved to Arlington, Va. to live closer to family and friends, where she was until her death.

A funeral service will be held at the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 at 10 a.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to either the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Ste. 800, Washington, D.C. 20004 or http://www.lungusa.org/donate; or the American Cancer Society, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009-5799 or https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/index.

 

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Reprinted from  THE  PARIS  POST-INTELLIGENCER
Paris, Tennessee
August 6, 2010  Edition ~ Used by Permission

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