First Posted: 11/14/2009
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Bowman of Lambsburg, Va., are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Byard, to Andrew T. McGarry, U.S. Army, Lt. Col., Ret. The wedding took place at the home on Sept. 5, 2009.
Mary is a graduate of Mount Airy Senior High School and Virginia Tech with a B.S. in mathematics and B.A. in philosophy. She is a California CPA candidate. Mary has enjoyed an extensive career with Raytheon Company, having assignments in Dallas, Texas, Huntsville, Ala., Orlando, Fla., and Fullerton, Calif. Marys current assignment is in Fullerton, Calif., with Thales Raytheon Systems, a joint venture between Raytheon Company and Thales Corporation. She is the business operations manager for the NATO Air Command and Control System, Level of Capability 1 (ACCS LOC 1), domestic operations, for the Non-Real Time (NRT) domestic portion of the program. Mary takes delight in traveling from Fullerton, Calif., to Paris, France, where the sister portion of the joint venture is located.
Andrew Andy is a graduate of Butler High School, Butler, N.J., the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, with a B.A. in mathematics, and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., with an M.S. in industrial engineering. After 20 years of service, notably in Vietnam, Germany, the Pentagon and several duty stations in the USA, he retired, continuing to serve the country in the employ of another distinguished defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, in Orlando, Fla. He enjoys hunting, golf, softball and fishing and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captains license. He is vice president of his UMaine class and welcomed the president of that class at the wedding as well as other long-time friends from UMaine and Butler HS. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Alpha Pi Mu, Honorary Industrial Engineering Society, founded at VPI.
Mary and Andy enjoyed a honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean. Mary and Andy will make their home in Lake Mary, Fla. Their home life will be enhanced by Miss Beatrice, the Basset Hound; Koko, the feline Himalayan; Miss Onyx, Russian Blue; and Mr. Ensign, the new 7-month-old Hemingway kitten.