Orrie Elizabeth Vigal, 71, a retired illustrator for the Navy Department, died Monday at the Washington Home after a stroke. A resident of Georgetown for many years, she had lived at the home for about a month.
Miss Vigal, who was descended from a Huguenot family that immigrated to this country in the 17th century, was born in Macon, Ga. She graduated from New York University and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.
She served with the WAVES in Hawaii in World War II and was a civilian employe of the Navy Department from 1946 until retiring in 1964.
Miss Vigal was an active member of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, the Daughters of American Colonists, the Dames of the Court of Honor, the Mary Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Mathew Fontaine Maury chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She was a member of Chapter Q of the PEO Sisterhood, a philanthropic organization, the University Women's Club, the Twentieth Century Club and the Washington branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
Miss Vigal had been affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Church in Georgetown and later with St. John's Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square.
She had an extensive collection of crosses that she had collected while traveling to many parts of the world, and she lectured on them at churches and clubs in this area.
There are no immediate survivors.