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Marcia Lou Turpin Beasley

Marcia Lou Turpin Beasley was American dietitian, former army officer. License and registered dietitian. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation medals with 2 oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star medal; recipient Humanitarian Service medal.


  • Beasley, Marcia Lou Turpin was born on February 27, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of D. John and Mona Belle (Albright) Turpin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1960. Master of Health Administration, Baylor University, 1969.


    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1960, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1979. Dietetic intern Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, 1960-1961. Chief production & service branch Food Service Division Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1961-1963.

      Assistant instructor Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1963-1964. Assistant chief Dietetics Branch Food Services Division Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1964-1967. Dietetic consultant 43d Medical Group, Vietnam, 1969-1970.

      Director Food Services Division 2d General Hospital, Landstuhl, Germany, 1970-1972. Chief clinical dietetics branch Food Services Division Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1972-1973, chief production & service branch Food Services Division, 1973-1975. Director Food Service Division Martin Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1975-1980.

      Retired, 1980

      Adjunct instructor Coordinated undergraduate program in dietetics Auburn (Alabama) University, 1977-1980.

    Major achievements

    • License and registered dietitian.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Citrus County History Society (president 1984-1986, vice president, museum chairman 1986-1988, chairman floral city Heritage council since 1993, chairman floral city heritage days since 1993), Citrus County Fair Association (director horticulture 1983-1987), Brentwood Foundation (board directors 1984-1987), Daughters of the American Revolution, Floral Garden Club (president 1995-1997, judge student flower show 1984-1987), Citrus County Rose Society, Order Eastern Star, Phi Museum.


    • Married Allen Oswald Beasley, September 6, 1975. Stepchildren: Gwendolyn Beasley Clemens, Ossie Allen Beasley, Michelle Beasley Campbell.
    • father: D. John Turpin
    • mother: Mona Belle (Albright) Turpin
    • spouse: Allen Oswald Beasley
    • children: Gwendolyn Beasley Clemens Beasley
    • Ossie Allen Beasley
    • Michelle Beasley Campbell Beasley
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    Born February 27, 1938