Bertha Arrington Porter Tignor, 85, a Washington resident for 62 years and a former cafeteria worker at the old Western High School, died at the Washington Hospital Center Saturday after a stroke.
Mrs. Tignor was born in Madison County, Va., and attended schools there. She married Albert Porter Jr. there and they had four children. Mr. Porter died in 1914.
His widow moved to Washington in 1917 and a year later married Floyd Tignor. In the 1920s, Mrs. Tignor was the assistant manager of the cafeteria at Western High, now the Duke Ellington School for the Arts.
Mrs. Tignor was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church and was active in its Missionary Circle, the Bailey Memorial Club and the Sunday School.
Her second husband died in 1958.
Survivors include four children from her first marriage, Mary Porter Tignor, Lucille Hammond Jordan and James W. Porter, all of Washington, and Elizabeth T. Webster, of Culpeper, Va.; four sisters, Anne Lewis of Fredericksburg, Va., Dorothy Jacobson of Connecticut, May Handel of New York City and Virginia Branch of Washington; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A daughter by Mrs. Tignor's second marriage, Dorothy Tignor, died when she was a small child.