Mary Reid

Mary Louise Reid

July 14th, 1930 - July 21st, 2020
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Mary Louise Reid was born on July 14, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the second of five children born to William B. and Cleo (Urquhart) Reid. She departed this life on July 21, 2020 at the age of 90.

She gave her life to the Lord as a child and was later baptized at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mary grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Schenley High School in 1948. She then attended The Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing, which was affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, and graduated in 1952.

Our beloved Mary was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Air Force Nurse Corp in 1954. During her 26 years in the United States Air Force, she was assigned to 11 bases, including three overseas assignments, England, France, and Italy. She was also stationed at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mary retired in 1980 as Chief of Nursing Services from the USAF Hospital, Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. She was a member of The Society of Air Force Nurses.

Reading, solving crossword puzzles, volunteering at the museum, spending time with her family and attending services at Radiant Church with her sister, Nancy, were some of the things she enjoyed the most.
Mary is preceded in death by her brother William “Lindy” Reid and sister, Nancy Lee Young. Left to cherish her memory are her brothers Robert B. Reid (Lois) of Irvington, New Jersey, and David Reid of Monument, Colorado, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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  • Service

    Monday July 27th, 2020 |
    Monday July 27th, 2020
    Evergreen Funeral Home
    1830 East Fountain Boulevard
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  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
    1005 S. Hancock Ave.
    colorado springs, CO 80903
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Steve Young

Posted at 06:26pm
The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Col Reid's 26 years of service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), etc you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO

Suzanne Prileszky

Posted at 07:17am
I wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of our friend and colleague, Colonel Mary Reid. Many of the people of the local chapter of the Society of Air Force Nurses (SAFN) knew Mary well. Mary will be missed and remembered as a remarkable woman who made a difference in so many lives.
Suzanne Prileszky, Rocky Mountain Region SAFN

Linda Stierle

Posted at 05:24pm
On behalf of the Socieity of Air Force Nurses, please know we are mourning with you the death of our friend and colleague, retired Colonel Mary Reid. Mary was a remarkable woman who made a difference in the lives of so many in her own journey though life. She was a long time member of the Society, and a donation will be made in her name to the Women In Military Service to America (Women's Memorial) which stands at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of her servce to our great nation. Mary will certainly be missed, and she will not be forgotten by the community of Air Force nurses.
Linda J. Stierle, Brigadier General, United States Air Force (Retired)

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Posted at 06:44pm
Aunt Mary, You will remain in our hearts forever. Rest well! With all of our love, Cindy, Mary, George, Tammy, P.J. and your great nieces and nephews
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