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Remembering Mary Kay Ream, First Lady of TFAS


It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Mary Kay Ream, wife of TFAS President Roger Ream. Mary Kay passed away in her home in Herndon, Virginia, after a long battle with PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) on August 20, 2023. Her legacy lives on through the lives she touched and the memories she created.

Mary Kay was a friendly and familiar face at TFAS activities, regularly attending student events, leadership conferences, awards dinners and overseas trips. She shared her kindness and warmth with board members, donors, students and staff.

Mary Kay considered her greatest accomplishment to be her family and her family considers her their heart and soul. She left public accounting after 5 years to raise her three girls. Her generous, compassionate, and fun nature created a warm and happy home. She applied her excellent organizational skills to homeschool her children and volunteer in their activities, including swim team and ballet. She was her daughters’ biggest cheerleader.

There was no one Mary Kay adored more than Roger – adopting his Green Bay Packers as her favorite sports team, supporting him at countless TFAS events, and traveling with him on many trips, including visiting Chile, Morocco, China, and much of Europe.

Read more about Mary Kay Ream’s life and legacy here.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St NE, Vienna, Virginia.

The service will be offered on Livestream on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Please click here to view the service. (When the service begins, it will be at the top of the list on the right-hand side.)



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