Mary Nasmith Means

Mary Nasmith Means died on Friday February 8, 2019.  Mary was born in Huchow, China on March 14, 1924, and was raised there by her American Missionary parents, Esther Nairn Nasmith & Augustus Nasmith, Sr.

She attended the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China from 7th to 10th grade and graduated from high school in Rochester, New York.  She graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont in 1946 earning a BA in English.

After graduation she lived in New York City with 3 Middlebury friends and flew as a stewardess for Pan American Airlines in the newest plane, that being the Constellation or "Connie", while flying routes to Bermuda and London. She also had other trips that included Lisbon, Portugal and Leopoldville which was then call the Belgian Congo.  She married Donald Means in 1947 in NY City. Don pre-deceased Mary in 2004 after being married for 57 years.

Mary is survived by her two children, Robert (Linnea) and Wendy (Randy); 4 grandchildren, Candice (Mike) Munsey, Shawn (Andrea) Thomas, Maurice Michaely and Nash Means; and 2 great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Casey Munsey.

Mary’s (Nana) memorial service will be held at Adams-Greens Funeral Home 721 Elden St, Herndon, VA on Saturday, February 23rd from 3 to 5 pm. There will be an inurnment service at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.