Mary K. Ambrose

August 6, 1963 - October 17, 2016

08/06/1963 - 10/17/2016

Past Services

Thursday October 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions

Mary K. Ambrose, 53, of St. Clairsville, OH died Monday, October 17, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born August 6, 1963 in Wheeling, WV a daughter of Shirley Turner Ambrose and the late William R. Ambrose, Jr.

Mary was a 1981 graduate of St. Clairsville High School where she excelled in both track and basketball. She received her associate degree, and joined the U.S Air Force. She served in both desert storm and desert shield and retired in 2006 as a major. Mary never knew a stranger. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Surviving in addition to her mother of St. Clairsville are two sisters, Elizabeth Norden of Columbia, SC and Amy (Jimmy) Baugh of St. Clairsville; a nephew, Christopher Baugh, a niece, Alison Baugh-Newell.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday at 6 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville with Rev. Ken Gifford officiating.

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Robert Chadwick
4 years ago

Mary and I were best friends while stationed at Aviano. We hung out like brother and sister. Traveled. Ate. Drank. But most of all laughed. She was a big part of my life and an amazing person. Although I hadn’t had any contact with Mary since I left Aviano, I often thought about her. I’m glad she was able to live her dream of becoming a TI and an officer. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Brian Zimmer
6 years ago

My deepest sympathies to Mary’s family and relatives.

MSgt Cheryl D French (Retired), USAF
6 years ago

The brightest smile in any room
Even in sadness, thoughts of her bring smiles.

Jennifer Kready
6 years ago

Major Ambrose was my OTS Flight Commander (2002). She was tough and fair. More importantly, she was my first woman military leader. She was an asset to the Air Force and many Lieutenants she trained through her service. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Andrew Colvin
6 years ago

Mary always made us smile, and she touched the lives of so many people.

Elias N. Lozano Jr. Msgt, USAF (Ret)
6 years ago

Mary and I met years ago when I was a new instructor at the 3703rd. She was tough but fair at the same time. Even though I made mistakes, she was always kind, respectful and decent in her evaluations. My heartfelt condolences to the Ambrose family. I pray God comforts you in this time of great sorrow and receive my sister into his loving arms.

Jeff Hare
6 years ago

Every person who met Mary fell in love with her.
My very best thoughts to the Ambrose and Baugh families.

Kathie Chini
6 years ago

Prayers of peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

Lois & Richard Fosnot & family
6 years ago

Our lives were forever altered in October 2014 when Mary came into our lives. My husband had collapsed in Kroger St. Clairsville from cardiac arrest. By some miraculous chance this Angel saw him fall and administered CPR and kept his heart beating until the EMTs arrived. That Angel was Mary. She selflessly and without hesitation administered to him, a complete stranger. The cardiologist on call at Wheeling Hospital said without the CPR he would not have made it to the hospital. It would have been too late for the EMTs to bring him back. We only found out who she was by asking Kroger personnel. We met her and talked on the phone several times and she came to the nursing home to see him. Such a lovely and caring and humble person. It was an honor to have known. Because of her, we still have a husband and father. His health is not great at age 80, but thanks to your daughter and your sister, we still have him. Our deepest condolences to all of you. May she rest in the peace of Christ.

James Kiss
6 years ago

I never thought that when we spoke last Friday at Lowes it would
be the last time. It only reminds us that we never know when we
will see someone for “The Last Time”. We’ll miss you!