Beth Patridge Fund
The Beth Patridge Fund is an endowment established in 2018 in Beth's memory which helps the Alexandria Library acquire the type of books she enjoyed.
Beth was a graduate of Penn State University and was one of the first women to be commissioned as a Navy intelligence officer via the challenging Aviation Officers Candidate School. She went on to complete a Master's Degree at the Naval Postgraduate School and serve a distinguished twenty-six year career in assignments all over the world. Books were an important part of her life. If you saw Beth there was certain to be a book - or several - close by. She took particular pride in serving as a volunteer librarian at overseas duty stations and wryly noted that most of her household goods shipping allowance was dedicated to her books. After retiring from the Navy, Beth made her home in Alexandria. Despite a busy second career she still found time for service, including helping maintain the garden at the James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library.
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