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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Helen J. 'Chris' Christrup Psychologist

Helen J. "Chris" Christrup, 83, a psychologist who retired from the Office of Personnel Management as an associate director in 1988, died Aug. 25 at her home in Fairfax County. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Ms. Christrup joined OPM as a research psychologist in 1974. While with the agency, she traveled to Thailand to assist in training and staff development of the Thai Civil Service Commission.

From 1968 to 1974, she was a personnel psychologist at the General Services Administration.

Helen Jeanne Christrup was a St. Louis native and a 1951 occupational therapy graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. She received a master's degree in psychology from American University in 1958. During the 1950s, she was an occupational therapist in the Army Reserve.

From 1956 to 1968, she worked at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, first as an occupational therapist and later as an employee development and research specialist in the personnel office.

Her memberships included the Wildlife Management Institute, Virginia Psychological Association and the International Personnel Management Association.

Her marriage to Dr. Glen Baird ended in divorce. She had no immediate survivors.

-- Lauren Wiseman

Margaret G.H. Moreau Volunteer

Margaret G.H. Moreau, 91, who volunteered with charitable and civic groups in Northern Virginia, died Aug. 2 at her home in Guilford, Conn., after a stroke.

From 1960 to 2006, Mrs. Moreau lived in Falls Church, where she was a member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the Fairfax County library, a soup kitchen and a day care.

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