Marie E. Naylor, volunteer

January 24, 2013

Marie E. “Toot” Naylor, 92, who did volunteer work with disabled children, churches and the Republican Party, died Dec. 28 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Her death, from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was confirmed by her daughter Julie Hayden.

Mrs. Naylor was a volunteer with an organization in which senior citizens helped disabled and sick children. In the 1980s and ’90s, she received several awards recognizing her contributions to the young people and their families.

She volunteered at food banks and for other causes through churches she attended over the years, including St. Charles Catholic Church in Arlington County and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Falls Church.

Marie Elizabeth Steele was born in Washington and was a longtime Falls Church resident. She worked over the years in Washington as a cabdriver, cashier at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and post office clerk.

Her marriage to Perry W. Naylor ended in divorce.

Survivors include nine children, Thomas Naylor of Richardson, Tex., Carolyn Vogelsang of Fort Washington, R. Wayne Naylor of Mechanicsville, Md., Michael Naylor of Lee, Fla., Donald Naylor of Martinsburg, W.Va., Elaine Cook of Bethesda, Julie Hayden of Falls Church and Brian Naylor Sr. and Kevin Naylor, both of Miami; four sisters, Lillian Lane and Ann Ireland, both of Woodbridge, Camille Mahone of Staunton, Va., and Jane Cade of Greensboro, Md.; two brothers, Robert Steele of Williamsburg and Patrick Steele of Little River, S.C.; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer

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