September 15, 1926 ~ May 5, 2020

Born in: Charleston , SC
Resided in: Denver , CO

Mary B. Gormley (nee Bevis), age of 93, died peacefully in her sleep in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Mary was born in Charleston, SC to John and Mary Bevis (Welch) on September 15, 1926.  Mary was the middle child of twelve children and grew up in Charleston, SC.

Mary was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  As a military spouse, she lived and traveled throughout the United States and Germany.  Mary was a retired Federal employee who loved to read, spend time at the beach, and gather with friends.  Most of all, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mary is survived by her two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: son Joseph (Denver, CO) and daughter Mary Gormley Waldron (Huntington, NY); grandchildren Jennifer Farwell (Gormley) (Coeur D’Alene, ID), Jennifer Colechin (Waldron) (Australia), and Michael (New York, NY);  great-grandchildren Atlas Farwell, and Emilia Colechin.  Mary is survived by two brothers Charles and James (Charleston, SC area) in addition to about 50 nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

She will be dearly missed and loved always.

Mary’s cremated ashes will be released along the top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak and in Charleston, SC.


Memories Timeline


  1. Sending my prayers and condolences to my cousins Joe & Mary, and the rest of the family….Rest in peace Aunt Mary..💕

  2. My mother lived a long and fulfilled life. As her dearest friend, it was my honor to watch over her.
    Her loving Son

    Beauty, truth, and rarity,
    Grace in all sincerity,
    Here enclosed, in cinders lie.
    By William Shakespeare – From ‘The Phœnix and the Turtle’

  3. Mom had a good sense of humor, and she was very, very smart. She taught me a lot about the world and people. I enjoyed helping her and looking after her for the many years she lived in Virginia. She was a good mother and I enjoyed her company. She was a wonderful and loving human being. I love her so much. Mom will be missed and in my thoughts forever. Rest in peace, Mom. You deserve it.
    Her loving Daughter

  4. Sending condolences and prayers to you all. We will all miss Mary as she was also a part of our Caley ridge family.

  5. To Mary and Joe and all the many family members of my Aunt Mary. .I remember staying at Grandmama and Grand daddy’s house once while Mary was there. She asked me to HELP her make potato salad for dinner. We had soooo much fun. I always wished I could spend more time with her. Rest in peace.
    Love Barbara

  6. I loved to hear Mary’s stories about growing up with her large family in Charleston & her many travels as a military wife. It was an honor to assist Joe, my partner in life, in caring for his beloved mother over these past many years. May she remain in blessed memory.


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