Virginia Curran, DAR member, dies at 104

November 25, 2013

Virginia Curran, 104, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Kennedy Center volunteer, died Nov. 16 at Brooke Grove assisted living in Sandy Spring, Md. She was 104.

The cause was congestive heart failure, said a great-niece, Lori Jones.

Virginia Holland Alexander was a native Washingtonian and a 1929 graduate of the old Central High School. She graduated in 1940 from the old Stanfield Secretarial School in Washington and then was a clerk-typist for the Selective Service System.

She served as a stenographer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in San Francisco during World War II.

Over the years, she created and sold Egyptian paste jewelry in Washington. She practiced yoga for 50 years.

She moved to Brooke Grove from Washington about four years ago.

Her first marriage, to Charles Battley, ended in divorce. Her second husband, Louis Curran, died in 1995 after 43 years of marriage. She has no immediate survivors.

— Adam Bernstein