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Vesta Cassedy Thrasher
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1920
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 2011
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Vesta C. Thrasher, 90, a homemaker who was a microbiologist with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory from 1946 to 1950, died Jan. 23 at her home in Bethesda. She had intestinal cancer.

During World War II, Mrs. Thrasher worked for the War Department as a weather forecaster and was part of the team that predicted the weather for the Allied landing at Normandy, her family said.

Vesta Harvey Cassedy, a native Washingtonian, was a 1938 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Washington. She received an associate's degree in 1940 from the old National Park College, a women's finishing school in Forest Glen that was founded by her grandfather John Cassedy. She received a bachelor's degree in biology in 1942 from the University of Maryland.

She was a member of Kenwood Golf and Country Club and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, both in Bethesda.

Her husband of 50 years, Paul M. Thrasher Jr., died in 2002.

Survivors include three children, Paul M. Thrasher III of Washington, Lawrence C. Thrasher of Safford, Ariz., and Penelope A. Thrasher of Chicago; a sister, Anna Mary O'Connor of Bethesda; and five grandchildren.

Of Bethesda, Maryland on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at her home peacefully attended by family after a long illness. Beloved wife of the late Paul McNeel Thrasher, Jr. Devoted mother of Paul McNeel Thrasher III, Lawrence Cassedy Thrasher, and Penelope Ann Thrasher. Sister of Anna Mary O' Connor. Loving Grandmother of Paul McNeel Thrasher IV (Mark), John Paul Thrasher, Melissa Kerry Thrasher-Lyon, Sarah Anne Thrasher, and Andrew Leland Thrasher. She is also survived by nine beloved nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at PUMPHREY'S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD on Wednesday , January 26, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church , 7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, MD on Thursday January 27,2011 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Miller Aiken Cassedy (1887 - 1948)
  Mabel Claire Gott Cassedy (1889 - 1941)
  Paul M Thrasher (1920 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Silver Spring
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Glenn Wallace
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
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Vesta <i>Cassedy</i> Thrasher
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