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Marcia Lou Turpin Beasley Edit Profile

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.


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.


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.