Age: 82

Merry Kristine Bexley, 82, of Stafford County, Va., died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home. Mrs. Bexley was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Bexley. She had retired as a registered nurse with Gulfport Memorial Hospital, Gulfport, Miss. She was a Hurricane Katrina survivor and provided care for her fellow survivors for weeks after the storm. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Kay and husband Andrew, of Stafford, Diane Guzman, of Fairfield, Calif.; sister, Frankie Eagle, of Macon, Ga.; three grandchildren, Douglas Kay, Allen Bexley and Daniel Guzman; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 10, from 5 p.m., to 6:30 p.m. at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford. A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 11, at 9 a.m., at Quantico National Cemetery. Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.