HALSTED, Mary Pierce, of Richmond, died February 5, 2019, at the age of 69 of ovarian cancer, surrounded at home by family and friends. She was born August 22, 1949, to the late Anna Laura Stephenson Halsted; and the late Bruce Cushman Halsted. She is survived by her husband, David Raymond Smith; her sons, Matthew Jeffrey Seidensticker and William Charles Seidensticker; her stepdaughter, Valley Jane Haggard (Stan); one grandson, Henry Elijah Sterling Haggard; and her sisters, Margaret Halsted Reynolds (Lawrence) and Jane Halsted DeCosky (John). She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she raised her young sons and made lifelong friends. After she completed her degree, she returned to her hometown of Richmond. Mary had a career in the field of human resource management. She worked many years and retired from Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital as Human Resources Manager. She served a term as president and held several other statewide offices in the Virginia Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. In 2011, she received the Bon Secours Dedicated Service Award for Bon Secours Richmond Health System. The annual award is given to recognize an employee who has demonstrated an untiring commitment to living the Bon Secours values and mission and has consistently been "good help to those in need." Mary was a generous and gentle person and was loved by many. She was a devoted mother, shepherding her sons and stepdaughter through the storms of adolescence and reveling in their achievements and joys. Mary never forgot a name or a face and had a genuine interest in every person and animal she ever met. She was a lady of grace and beauty with incredible inner strength. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of St. Mary's Hospital; her dear friend, Cheryl McCloud; and Bon Secours Hospice, who nursed her through her illness. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road, Richmond, Va., with Reverend Mary Kay Collins officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made in her name to CancerDancer, P.O. Box 7416, Richmond Va. 23221, Faces of Hope NOCC, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences at mary-halsted.forevermissed.com.