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F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / M A Y 2 0 1 2
Mrs. Garrison is survived by two
daughters, Libby Behrens (and her
husband, Bret) of Courtenay, British
Columbia, and Sarah Garrison (and
her partner, Jane Bedell) of Bronx,
N.Y.; two sons, Mark E. Garrison
(and his wife, Marsha) of Ardmore,
Pa., and Eric Garrison (and his wife,
Becky) of Richmond, Va. The four
families now include nine grandchil-
dren and two great-grandsons.
Home and Hospice Care RI en-
abled Mrs. Garrison to spend her last
weeks and days in her new home
overlooking Narragansett Bay, with
family around her. Contributions in
her memory can go to that organiza-
tion, at 1085 North Main Street,
Providence RI 02904.
Mary Hamilton Lee Horsey
, 96,
widow of the late Outerbridge Horsey
IV, an FSO and President Kennedy’s
ambassador to Czechoslovakia, died on
Dec. 29.
A descendant of Thomas Sim Lee,
an early governor of Maryland, Mrs.
Horsey’s father served with Teddy
Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba and
held several diplomatic posts in Cen-
tral America during the early 1900s.
Mrs. Horsey graduated from Man-
hattanville College in 1938 and also ob-
tained a library science degree from
Columbia University. During the war,
she served as a librarian with the Of-
fice of Strategic Services. She married
Outerbridge Horsey in 1946.
The couple served for many years
in Italy, as well as Japan and Czecho-
slovakia, before Ambassador Horsey
retired from the Foreign Service in
1970. For some years they had an
apartment in Rome, and traveled ex-
tensively. Amb. Horsey died in 1983.
After his death, Mrs. Horsey con-
tinued to travel, especially to visit her
daughters, who are in or married to
members of the Foreign Service. She
included archeological digs in her ac-
tivities and also did extensive volunteer
work in Washington, D.C.
In 2000 she married William
Wright, a former college beau who had
served as an officer in World War II
and was an engineer for Corning Glass.
He died in 2007.
Mrs. Horsey is survived by her chil-
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