MARY BEITZEL KIRN (Age 80)
On November 17, 2012. Beloved mother to Geri (Robert) Lotze, Matt (Laurie) Kirn, Eric (Diana) Kirn, and Jon Kirn; grandmother to Seyra, Laura, Eric, David, Karin, Kenyon, and Kaitlin; sister to Alma; devoted friend.
Mary was an independent and creative woman who was often described as "ahead of her time." After graduating from high school at the age of 16, she moved to New Yor City where she aspired to become an actress and model and worked as a Page at NBC until marrying. The next few years included moves around New York, Michigan and the Northern Virginia area where she divorced and continued to live for the next 50 years. It was in Arlington, Virginia, where she began a long career in real estate, culminating in her starting her own business, M B Kirn Real Estate, at age 50.
Mary was deeply spiritual, had a wonderful sense of humor and laughed easily! She loved her garden, the mountains, eclectic art, numerous pets, fast cars, theatre, and the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Mary asked that there be no ceremony so her family is requesting that her memory be honored by making a contribution to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington County, VA (http://www.awla.org
). She can also be honored by enjoying the beauty and wonder of each day!