Alexandra Mary McPherson
Alexandra Mary McPherson
  • January 26, 1939 - January 14, 2018
  • Virginia

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Mrs. Alexandra M. McPherson (Sandy), 78, of Pace, Florida passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018 at Covenant Hospice with her husband and daughter at her bedside.

Mrs. McPherson was the daughter of Scottish parents, Edward R. and Jessie D. Macpherson, and a native of Hilton Village in Newport News, Virginia. She was a member of the Hilton Presbyterian Church and a 1957 graduate of Warwick High School in Newport News. After graduation she was employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Langley, Virginia and Houston, Texas. She moved to Pace in 2003 with her husband when he retired from NASA.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Thomas M. McPherson; daughter Elizabeth A. McPherson; brother and sister-in-law, Capt. Welbourne Bronaugh USN (Ret.) and Lynda Bronaugh; nephews Welbourne Bronaugh III and Dr. Steven Bronaugh; niece Sharon Ferguson; and relatives in Canada and Scotland. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Virginia.

The family wishes to thank her doctors and nurses at Sacred Heart Hospital and Covenant Hospice for their compassionate, professional care. We are especially grateful for the kindness and wisdom of Dr. Peter Marco of the Pensacola Lung Group.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.