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 Mary Karen Read

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Mary Karen Read

  • Birth 30 Jan 1988 South Korea
  • Death 16 Apr 2007 Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 18980944

Victim of the Virginia Tech shootings. She was born in South Korea into an Air Force family and lived in Texas and California before settling in the northern Virginia suburb of Annandale.

obit: She was born January 30, 1988 at the US Army Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, graduated from Annandale High School in 2006 and was a Freshman at Virginia Tech, majoring in interdisciplinary studies and preparing for elementary education. Mary was a member of Campus Crusade for Christ and had applied to be a Bible study leader-she was to have been notified of her acceptance on Monday.

Mary was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at Annandale High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the French Honor Society, the Tri-M Band Honor Society; she was president of the Annandale High School Band and a member of the Annandale's Homecoming Court. Mary also played lacrosse for two years and participated in winter Color Guard for four years. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends, especially on trips to the mountains, the beach or the lake, and was happiest when she was helping others-especially children.


  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 17 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18980944
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Karen Read (30 Jan 1988–16 Apr 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18980944, citing Pleasant Valley Memorial Park, Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46795196) .