Obituaries

Doris E. Gola, Michael G. Gauldin, William L. Siskos, Ora Belle Tamm

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Doris E. Gola Curatorial Assistant

Doris E. Gola, 75, a former curatorial assistant at the Phillips Collection in Washington, died July 21 of liver failure at Shady Grove Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rockville.

Mrs. Gola worked at the gallery during the 1960s before moving to Germany in 1968. She also lived for several years in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Gaithersburg in 2001.

Doris Mae Eshenbaugh was born in the District and was a 1953 graduate of McKinley Technical High School.

Her marriage to William Woodward ended in divorce. Her husband of 33 years, Norbert Gola, died in 2001.

Survivors include a sister, Carol Fogarty of Hickory, N.C., and a brother, Paul Eshenbaugh of Darnestown.

-- Timothy R. Smith

Michael G. Gauldin Clinton Press Secretary

Michael G. Gauldin, 55, a press secretary for then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton who came to Washington to work in public affairs after Clinton was inaugurated as president in 1993, died July 22 of brain cancer at his home in Burke.

Mr. Gauldin was the director of public and consumer affairs for the Department of Energy from 1993 to 1995, followed by six years as communications director at the Department of the Interior.

He then joined the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement as the director of public affairs. In 2007, he became a public affairs officer for the U.S. Geological Survey, a position he held until his death.

Michael Glen Gauldin was born in Mena, Ark., and raised in nearby Foreman, Ark. He served in the Army as a public affairs specialist in Colorado and Europe before graduating in 1981 with a degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.


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