Mary Louise Van Scyoc Simmonds,   44-w-10

Mary Louise Van Scyoc Simmonds, 84, died January 3, 2003 as a result of a fall on the ice (taking out her trash) suffering a broken hip and head injuries.

During surgery, she went into a coma from which she never recovered.

Her husband Arlie is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's and is not aware that she has died.

She is survived by a nephew, Dennis O'Brien of Kansas City.

Excerpts from Mary Louise's letters home from WASP training.

Mary Van Scyoc, WASP 44-W-10 graduation.

posted April 4, 2003 from an email via WASP Jean McCreery