Mary Frances Byrd Otts

Mary Frances Byrd Otts, 99, died Friday, March 15, 2019.

Mrs. Otts was born March 17, 1919, to Henry Carson and Addie May Byrd in Wilmington, N.C. A graduate of New Hanover High School and East Carolina University, where she earned a degree in history and business, she taught high school for several years before joining the American Red Cross in 1944. Sent to Cirencester, England, where she helped operate a clubmobile that served soldiers at various hospitals around the city, she continued to work in France and Germany. Upon moving back to the U.S., she worked for a time in Los Angeles and...

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