June Davis McCormick ’49

Longtime class agent and Fabulous Forty-Niner June Davis McCormick ’49 passed away Feb. 26, 2019, a day after her 92nd birthday. A native of Reedville, Virginia, she attended Mary Washington with the support of an elder sister, the popular singer Evelyn Knight. From 1950 through 1953, June Davis served as her sister’s assistant and driver as Mrs. Knight performed at supper clubs across the country. June Davis married Chicago radio personality John McCormick in 1953, and the two moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She lived in the St. Louis area for the rest of her life. Mrs. McCormick was devoted to her beloved Class of ’49 and her alma mater. She created a music scholarship in honor of her sister and was a member of the Heritage Society and the Washington Society. Mrs. McCormick was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, and two brothers. Survivors include a stepdaughter, nieces, nephews, and cousins.   … [Read more...]

Patricia “Pat” Branstetter Revere ’63

Patricia “Pat” Branstetter Revere ’63, whose service to her alma mater included two terms on the Board of Visitors, passed away Dec. 22, 2018. She had ovarian cancer. Born Jan. 4, 1942, in Baltimore, Mrs. Revere held a conjoint bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington and the Medical College of Virginia and a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She worked professionally in the travel industry but was known especially for her volunteer endeavors at Mary Washington and in her community. Besides serving on the Board of Visitors, Mrs. Revere had been a president of the Alumni Association and was a member of the UMW Foundation Board of Directors. She was a recipient of the Frances Liebenow Armstrong ’36 Service Award. A resident of Chesterfield, Virginia, she was active in the community as a member of numerous charitable organizations and health-related commissions. She is survived by her husband, honorary alumnus Dr. James H. Revere Jr., who will join the … [Read more...]