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Taina K. Hicks Nurse, Volunteer

Taina K. Hicks, 95, a nurse who did volunteer medical work, died March 26 at her home at the Fairfax, a military retirement community at Fort Belvoir.

Born in Virginia, Minn., Mrs. Hicks received a nursing degree from the University of Minnesota. She became an Army nurse in 1940 but left the service two years later when she married.

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She and her husband, an Army officer, were stationed in Washington in the 1950s and '60s and settled in Northern Virginia in 1967. She lived in Springfield from 1970 to 1985, when she moved to the Fairfax.

She did volunteer work at hospitals and administered shots at schools and other locations. She was a volunteer with the Red Cross and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Her husband of 40 years, retired Army Col. Raymond Hicks, died in 1982.

A son, Raymond Hicks Jr., died in 1991.

Survivors include two children, Charles Hicks of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Barbara Nimocks of Goose Creek, S.C.; a sister; and six grandchildren.

Helen Roland Jervis Research Biologist

Helen Roland Jervis, 93, a research biologist who became chief of the histochemistry lab at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, died April 6 at Capital Hospice. She had a pulmonary embolism.

Dr. Jervis worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research from 1961 to 1976. Earlier, she was a histopathology technician at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Histochemistry is the study of the chemical constitution of cells and tissues. Histopathology is an arm of pathology that focuses on the tissue changes characteristic of disease.

She wrote or contributed to 43 published scientific papers and was a recipient of Army Department outstanding performance awards.

She was born in Torre Pellice, Italy, and in 1933 received a doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Turin.

She came to the United States in 1935 and was a homemaker in Massachusetts and New Jersey before settling in the Washington area in 1952. She received a master's degree in biology from American University in 1961.

A longtime Chevy Chase resident, she recently lived at the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Arlington.


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