Emily Rebecca Perry

July 8, 1989 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 34)

Emily Rebecca Perry, 34, passed away at her home Saturday, January 27, 2024. She resided in Lake Waccamaw, NC.

Emily was born in Eugene, OR, July 8th, 1989. She is survived by her father Gordon R. Perry of Woodland Park, CO, her mother Martha J. Graham of Beaufort, NC, her brother Adam C. Perry of Leadville, CO, as well as her grandmother Jeanne A. Mays of Morehead City, NC.

At the age of 3, Emily’s family moved to Woodland Park Colorado, where she completed K – 12. She then joined the US Navy where she received an honorable discharge after 4 years of active-duty service. She furthered her education in environmental sciences where she received her BS degree. She began a career as a State Park Ranger in Lake Waccamaw after completing 5 months of basic law enforcement training in the spring of 2023.

Emily held a soft spot in her heart for animals, children, and nature. She also had a passion for the ocean, lighthouses, and sea turtles.Obituary Image

Emily was an active reservist while she maintained a full-time position as a State Park Ranger. She was highly devoted and dedicated to her job, her friends and family. Her dog Maxi was her best friend. She will remain loved by many and sorely missed by all she touched.

The Celebration of Life service will be held at One Harbour Church East, 105 Professional Park Drive in Beaufort, NC on February 24th at 2pm, followed by a social gathering at 34° North Hotel and Restaurant at 2440 Lennoxville Rd in Beaufort, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to: Lake Waccamaw State Park Friends, P.O. Box 84, Lake Waccamaw, NC  28450

This non-profit organization is in the process of creating a large educational mural to be displayed in the Visitors Center. This mural will be dedicated to Emily Perry.

A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home & Crematory.


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