Mary Mason McCauley

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mary Mason McCauley, 50, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at her home in Atlanta, Ga.

Mary was born in Murfreesboro. She attended Middle Tennessee State University Campus School, Central Middle School and Oakland High School where she was named a Merit Scholar. She received a Presidential Scholarship to MTSU where she enjoyed having her father as one of her professors. Following in her father's footsteps she received a scholarship to Miami University of Ohio and graduated with a Masters of Scientific Communication. Later she did graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

She worked as a science editor/writer at Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge. There she met her husband and for a while they worked together, he making training films and she writing the scripts. After they moved to Atlanta she worked as a health scientist and science editor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She and her husband loved to travel and in her job at CDC she was able to travel. A highlight of her life was working parts of two summers in Namibia. She was a member of the Church of Christ and considered Kingwood Church of Christ in Murfreesboro her home. Mary was a source of joy to her family. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, and co-workers. Mary's favorite charities are Habitat for Humanity and area food banks.

She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" McCauley; parents, Curtis and Peggy Mason of Murfreesboro; and brother, Franklin (Jackie) Mason of Lafayette, Ind. She loved her role as aunt to Curtis, Katie and Gabriel of Lafayette, Ind.

Funeral sevices will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Bro. Tony Holt officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Head Springs Cemetery in Belfast.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.

Condolences may be made to www.woodfinchapel.com.