Mary Raney Begor, a devoted mother and teacher, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman.
Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 PM Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, MI. A Memorial Service will be held 11 AM Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Blackstone, Virginia.
Mary was born April 27, 1924 in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Farley and Mary (Epes) Raney. Mary was raised in Lawrenceville, Virginia and a 1941 graduate of Newport News High School in Newport News, Virginia. In 1945 Mary earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary. After college she worked for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and married Roland Diggs Begor of Hampton, Virginia. She lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Philippine Islands, Georgia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Mary taught high school math in Bowie, Maryland from 1966 through 1990, and particularly enjoyed teaching because she could “see the progress the students made over the course of the year.”
Mary is survived by her children; Julia B. (Larry) Hubbard of Lynchburg, Virginia, Robert S. (Peggy) Begor of Oxford, Maryland, Roland D. (Gloria) Begor of Stevensville, Michigan; her sister Julia R. Holland of Houston, Texas; ten grandchildren; one great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by a granddaughter; Laura Begor.
Born: April 27, 1924
Place of Birth: Columbia, South Carolina
Death: February 12, 2015
Place of Death: Bridgman, Michigan
Sunday February 15, 2015 , 2 - 4 PM at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
Saturday May 16, 2015 , 11 AM at Blackstone, Virginia