Mary Louise Carrico Odom

Mary Louise Odom of Dunkirk,

Mary Louise Odom
Birth: 1931-05-27 in Washington, DC
Residence: Dunkirk, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in
the Washington National Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland

Mary Louise Odom of Dunkirk, , passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at
the age of 80. She was born on May 27, 1931 in Washington, DC to Spencer and Mary
Ruth (McDaniel Gregan) Carrico.

She attended
Eastern High School (1950). Following graduation, she worked at
Andrews Air Force Base where she met William Raymond Odom, whom she married in
1950. All five of their children were born in Washington, DC. In 1975, the family moved
to the Dunkirk area in Calvert County. In 1983, William passed away and Mary lost the
love of her life. A loss she would feel until the end.

Mary was the loving mother of Beverly Davis and her husband, Mark; Patrick Odom and
his wife, Kathy; Jeffrey and Charles Odom and the late Linda Odom. She was a devoted
grandmother to Amanda Wilkins and her husband, Jeremy; Cara Odom, Mathew
Odom-Stewart; James Davis; Nicole Odom; Victoria McDowell and her husband,
Marcus. She was the great-grandmother of Nevaeh McDowell and Madison Wilkins.

Mary loved children. Her passion for children was so great, she and William became
foster parents to over 50 children.

Mary was known for her baking, especially cakes and cookies. She loved cooking and
doing crafts with her kids and all her grandchildren. Being with her family was the
highlight of her day. Her friends were important and she enjoyed going out to eat with

Memorial contributions may be made to one of the following:

The Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Ste 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Forest United Methodist Church, 3111 Forestville Road, Forestville, MD 20747.

Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

First Visitation
Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings, MD 20736

Second Visitation
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings, MD 20736

Funeral Service
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11:00AM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings, MD 20736

Cemetery Service
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 1:00PM
Washington National Cemetery
4101 Suitland Rd. Suitland, MD 20746