Werdna W. (Andy) Eure, 68, a former staff member of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and retired director of the National 4-H Foundation, died Sunday in his Haywood, Va,. home after a heart attack.
Mr. Eure was an agriculture extension specialist and sociologist at VPI from 1937 to 1952. There he worked to bring agricultural science from the university to area farmers and farm youth.
He joined the 4-H staff in 1982, serving as director of the National 4-H Foundation for most of his years there. He retired in 1975.
Mr. Eure helped supervise the development of the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, including the expansion of the center's educational facility.
He belonged to the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and received its distinguished service award in 1975.
Mr. Eure was a native of Gates, N.C. He earned a bachelor's degree at VPI and a master's degree in rural sociology at the University of Wisconsin.
He served with the Army in Europe during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.
A former resident of Falls Church, he moved to Haywood last year.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of the home; two daughters, Amanda Carson of Reston, and Ann Beard, of Martinsville, Va.; a son, W. Wayland, of Quinque, Va.; five sisters. Mabel Robertson and Marilyn Taylor of Wayleyville, Va., Margaret Pitman of Wakefield, Va., Pat Jackson of Charlotte, N.C.,and Myrtle Eason of Sonburg, N.C.; a brother, W.L. Eure of Lynchburg, and one grandchild.
The family suggests that expressions of symphaty be in the form of contributions to the National 4-H Center, or to the Madison County Rescue Sauad in Madison, Va.