Marie Annette Lusted
Marie “Breezy” Lusted

Marie “Breezy” Lusted, a Presbyterian mission co-worker and long-term volunteer, served as a
nurse and Bible translator in Ethiopia for 56 years.

She passed away in North Carolina on October 29, 2017 at the age of 85. Her sisters, Ruth
and Anita, a niece, Cindy, and a close friend were at her bedside. They said she regained
consciousness briefly and said, “I’m ready to go.”

Marie Lusted was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Washington D.C. Graduating from
McKinley Tech in 1950. She received her degree as a registered nurse from West Suburban
Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois, and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Wheaton
College in Wheaton, Illinois. She studied the Amharic language for a year and later completed
a six-week Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) course at Gordon College in Wenham,

A memorial service will be held for Marie “Breezy” Lusted at Fort Lincoln Funeral Home, 3401
Bladensburg Road in Brentwood, Maryland on Tuesday, November 7, at 1:30 p.m., visitation
with friends and family will precede the service and a committal service will follow at Fort
Lincoln Cemetery.

The service will be led by Dr. David Miner, assistant pastor of mission and visitation, Wallace
Presbyterian Church.