Mary Bush Moncure, 94, of Laguna Woods, CA, beloved mother and grandmother, died February 12 2014. She died of natural causes, after a prolonged convalescence following a series of heart attacks and strokes.
Mary was married for 29 years to Stoddard S. Waldron from July 1945 to June 1974. During her long marriage she devoted her care and energies to running the household, looking after her husband and four children.
She is survived by her four children – three sons Jim, Bill and Doug Waldron and one daughter Anne (Waldron) Mangan, and four grandchildren, Alison Waldron, and Erica (Mangan) Hann, Dore’ and Rachel Mangan.
Mary was an independent spirit, who in her time, enjoyed bowling and walking. She also enjoyed watching sports events of all kinds. Mary was a graduate of William and Mary College, Class of 1941, where she achieved Varsity letters in Swimming, Fencing and Field Hockey. She was in the first wave of co-ed students to be admitted and graduated from William and Mary.
She served in the US Army, as a 1st Lieutenant, Physical Therapist, during World War II with a variety of postings, including Wiltshire, England.
During her full long life, she witnessed dramatic changes in the world ranging from the great depression, World War II, the Eisenhower years, the 1960s, and the next 50 years. Mary lived in a variety of places in her lifetime, ranging from Washington D.C. to Laguna Woods, CA, with a number of locations between.
She will be remembered for her ready response to the situation at hand, relying on her innate resourcefulness, and her well-developed sense of right and her abiding faith in her beliefs.
Services will be held on 7 March 2014 at St Nicholas Catholic Church, 24252 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 at 9:00 am. Interment at the Riverside National Cemetery, with Military Honors will be at 12:30pm.
In lieu of Flowers, her request was to have donations to the National Museum of the U.S. Army, or to the Wounded Warriors fund.