Mary Rita Byerley
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Mary Rita Byerley
  • June 2, 1926 - August 7, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Mary Brooks Byerley 91 of Tampa, died peacefully at her home on August 7, 2017. Born in Manchester, N.H. June 2, 1926. She was the daughter of John and Molly, Manning. She lived in Tampa since 1957. She graduated from St. Josephs High School for girls in Manchester, N.H. and received an Associate’s Degree from Hillsborough Community College.



Mary was employed by Stone and Webster Engineering and Tampa Electric for over 30 years. She served as the first female field accountant for Stone and Webster through the building of both Tampa Electric power plants in Hillsborough County. Mary was a member of Tampa Women’s Club and an avid golfer. She also was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital for over 25 years.



She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilbur Byerley and William P. Brooks and son, Martin Brooks. She is survived by daughter, Lynda Brooks Grant, Cindy and William Brooks, Barbara and David Brooks; 5 grandchildren, (Samantha) Grant and Jason Befus, Austin Brooks, Brooke Brooks Huegel, Andrea Brooks and Mary Brooks; five great grandchildren, Siena, Noelle and Harper Befus, Kennedy Huegel and Mason Brooks. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 12th at 10am at Blount and Curry Macdill, 605 S. Macdill Ave Tampa FL 33609.