Carolyn Deane Bishop McCosh

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Carolyn Deane Bishop McCosh

RALEIGH - Carolyn Deane Bishop McCosh of Great Falls, VA, died this Monday morning from complications due to cancer at the age of 64.

Carolyn was born in Rocky Mount, NC, on February 4, 1954, to John Edward Bishop and Jean Ferebee Bishop (both deceased).

She was a Retired Commander in the US Navy, Registered Nurse, devoted wife, friend, and mother. Carolyn was married to Retired Captain Alan Ray McCosh (deceased) for 36 wonderful years. Carolyn graduated from St Mary's College and ECU with a BS in Nursing. She joined the US Navy as an officer in 1977 stationed in Pensacola, FL where she met her future husband, AI. Her adventures in the Navy took her to Norfolk VA where she had her two boys Alan and Benjamin, then to Guam and to Charleston, SC. Finally she was stationed in the DC Metro area where she managed both the Pediatric Care Center and Breast Cancer Clinic for Bethesda Naval Hospital. She was deployed on the USNS Comfort as the Division Officer, Medical Unit, during Operation Baltic Challenge '98.

Retiring as a Commander in the Navy after 22 years of service, she continued her devotion to nursing assuming the role of Director of Patient Relations and Volunteer Services for the Virginia Hospital Center of Arlington. After 18 years with VHC, Carolyn retired to enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her sons Jacob Alan McCosh and wife Cameron, Benjamin Joel McCosh and wife Dana, grandchildren Eleanor Clarke, Otto Bishop, Harper Ray, and her four siblings Christie Bishop Barbee, John Edward Bishop, Jr., Stephen Ferebee Bishop, and Maude Clarke Bishop.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Monday, September 10, at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh. A reception will follow in Shepherd's Hall. Her interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a date yet to be determined where she will be laid to rest beside her husband with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial gifts to: Wreaths Across America. It is an organization that honors veterans by placing wreaths on graves in Arlington National Cemetery and 1,400 locations in all 50 states. wreathsacrossamerica.org/MPILF9

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, Saint Mary's St.

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Published in The Daily Reflector from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2018
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