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Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Lundien of Annandale, Gail Giambattista of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Cheryl Newton of Sterling; two brothers, Robert Zimmer of Williamsburg and Martin Zimmer of Clinton, Mo.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Marie O. Teixeira Artist

Marie O. Teixeira, 85, a Washington area artist and a former bridal buyer for the Woodward & Lothrop department store, died April 13 of cancer at the Washington home of a friend. She was a resident of Silver Spring.

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Mrs. Teixeira was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and graduated from Moravian College in 1941. She moved to New York to attend Cooper Union and pursue her artistic ambitions. During World War II, she worked at Gibbs and Cox, a naval architecture firm.

She married in 1943 and moved to the Washington area in 1950. Mrs. Teixeira had lived in Silver Spring since 1953.

She received her master of fine arts in painting and printmaking in 1966 from American University.

In later years, she concentrated almost exclusively on printmaking, and for decades, until just before her death, she was a mainstay of the print shop at Montgomery College in Rockville.

Her work was featured in numerous juried exhibitions in Washington and Montgomery County and is in private collections in the area, Chicago and Berkeley, Calif.

Mrs. Teixeira, while raising her two sons and pursuing her artwork, also taught for many years in the Montgomery County school system as a substitute teacher, mostly at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School in Chevy Chase.

After her sons went to college, she also worked in retail, starting as a sales clerk. She became assistant buyer for designer sportswear and then the bridal buyer at Woodward & Lothrop, a position she held until her retirement in 1991.

Her marriage to Bernardo Teixeira ended in divorce.

Survivors include her two sons, Diogo Teixeira of Wellesley, Mass., and Ruy Teixeira of Silver Spring; and six grandchildren.

Kirsten Peffer Traphagen Composer, Performer

Kirsten Peffer Traphagen, 64, a teacher, composer and performer, died April 15 in her Vienna home. The Virginia medical examiner's office ruled the death a shooting suicide.

Ms. Traphagen performed at museums and churches in Northern Virginia. Her work was performed by various local orchestras, and she taught music classes privately.

She was born in Erie, Pa., and graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio. She received a master's degree from Reed College in Portland, Ore., in 1965, and spent the next two years at the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, on a Fulbright Fellowship.

She taught at Cuttington College in Monrovia, Liberia, for two years, then attended Canada's University of Alberta in Edmonton, studying literary research.

In the 1970s, she worked as a reporter for the CBC and then Global Television Network in Toronto, then resumed her teaching career in English and theater arts at Havergal College in Toronto. She moved to the Washington area in 1979.

Her marriage to Louis Nosko ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, Mohamed Cassam of Vienna; a daughter from her first marriage, Katya Nosko of Toronto; and three grandsons.


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