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Mary Hampton

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Mary HAMPTON Mary Hampton of Bellevue, Washington, passed away on May 17, 2010 at the age of 70 years. Mary was born November 6, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was the Valedictorian of Booker T. Washington High School,Class of 1957. After which she pursued a Nursing degree at Philadelphia General Hospital and subsequently Catholic University in Washington DC where she was conferred a Bachelors of Nursing. Later she was conferred a Master's of Nursing and Master's of Public Health from the University of Washington. Early in her career, 1960, Mary joined the Women's Army Nurse Corps, serving on active duty until the mid-1970's. She continued her military obligation in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1989. Shortly after settling in the Pacific Northwest in 1972, she joined the Seattle VA Hospital as a Critical Care Nurse. After 39 years of service Mary became the Executive Director of Nursing Services. In addition to her military, clinical, and administrative nursing obligations, Mary was a member of the faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University Schools of Nursing. Besides her other activities, Mary was an active participant in the Special Olympics for over 20 years as a volunteer. She is survived by her husband, Henry G. Hampton; daughter, Enrica Hampton; son, David Hampton; and her brother, Willie Latin. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:30 am, at St Louise Catholic Church, 141 156th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98007, with a visitation on Sunday, May 23, 2010 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 1215 - 145th Place SE Bellevue, WA 98007. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place on August 30, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Remembrances may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on May 22, 2010
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