Mary Dorothy Mena Classen Dies at 95

Mary Dorothy Mena Classen

Mary Dorothy Mena Classen died on Dec. 1 at the age of 95.

Mrs. Classen was a longtime educator and teacher, with 30 years in the education system in the Virgin Islands.

A viewing will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 1.

She is survived by her son, Charles Classen; daughters: Mae Classen Wheatley and Geraldine Classen; brother, George A Mena Jr.; grandsons: John Partick Wheatley, Michael Alexander Wheatley, Hassan Frazer and Saleem Frazer; granddaughter, Kahsandera Frazer Carson; great-grandchildren: Sahaylie Carson, Selassie Carson and Saahir Carson; nephews: George Mena III, Gerald Rivera, Richard A. Mena and Roland Price; nieces: Elizabeth Rivera Hoover, Minerva Mena Mohanani, Marnie Price, Sonia Mena and Rosita Mena; adopted son, Capt. Vancito Gumbs Sr.; adopted daughters: Alva Lake Ambo and Elizabeth Registe; beloved caretaker, Gwendolyn Rawlins; and numerous other family and friends.