The world suffered a great loss when Mary Frances Wetherby, 84, of Gaithersburg, MD departed this earth on March 23, 2022.
Mary was born April 17, 1937 in Orange County, VA to the late Melvin B. Dwyer and Luna B. Woody. While residing in Charlottesville, VA, she met her late husband, Lucian P. Wetherby. At the time, his profession was a tree climber working in her neighborhood. She was out on her porch, they started to converse, and then the courting began. She attended Orange County Public School. Due to her love of children, she had been babysitting for several families within a period of five decades, instilling love, virtues, and high moral values, all of which came from her being a devout Christian who read her Bible every day and implemented the teachings into strengthening and comforting those in need. Along with reading the Bible and praying several times a day, she enjoyed dancing.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Lucian P Wetherby; her sisters, Christina Critzer, Peggy Utz, and her brother, Lonnie B. Dwyer.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her three children, Mary Ann Hetzel, Jessica Caton, and Daniel Wetherby; along with nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and her sister, Trish Kennedy.
A memorial service will be held to honor Mary’s life and legacy 1pm Monday April 4, 2022 at Resthaven Funeral Home 9501 Catoctin Mtn Hwy (US 15 N) Frederick, MD.
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