In the obituary yesterday about Elizabeth Tayman Anderson, 76, who died Oct. 10, the name of the congressional committee for which she worked was incorrect. She worked for the Joint Committee on Printing and retired as its assistant staff director. (Published 10/13/87)

W. James Widmayer, 70, a retired branch chief in the Navy Department's bureau of weapons who was active in church and volunteer organizations, died Oct. 10 at Holy Cross Hospital. He had a pulmonary embolism.

He worked for the Navy for 42 years before retiring in 1976 as the bureau's chief of the naval weapons engineering support activities branch. He had been a supervisory industrial specialist with the Navy. After retiring from the government, he worked for several area consulting firms. He was affiliated with the Systems House concern in Washington at the time of his death.

Mr. Widmayer had been a member of the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department for the last 52 years. He had served on its board of trustees, was twice named its "fireman of the year" and was a member of the Montgomery County firemen's Hall of Fame.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Spring where he had been an usher and eucharistic minister. He was a member of the Holy Name Society.

Mr. Widmayer volunteered as varsity soccer coach at Gonzaga College High School from 1972 to 1973, was active in scouting groups in the 1960s and 1970s and also belonged to PTA groups. He was treasurer of the Woodside Towne Association in Silver Spring.

A resident of Silver Spring, Mr. Widmayer was a native of Washington. He was a graduate of the old Takoma Park-Silver Spring High School. He attended Benjamin Franklin University and was a graduate of what is now the law school of Catholic University. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Irene K., and two sons, Kurt and Derek, all of Silver Spring; three daughters, Teresa Marchese of McLean, Jamie Carr of Elizabeth, N.J., and Gene Rockwell of Warminster, Md.; his mother, Mary Agnes Widmayer, and a brother, Edward J., both of Silver Spring; three sisters, Rita Sewell of Rockville, Elizabeth Reynolds of Columbia, and Clara L. Widmayer of Silver Spring; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


64, who worked for Prudential Insurance for 35 years before retiring in 1982 as brokerage manager of its Washington agency, died of cancer Oct. 11 at his home in Takoma Park.

A chartered life underwriter and chartered financial counselor, he had been a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters.

Mr. Murphree, an area resident since 1947 who had lived in Takoma Park for the past 38 years, was a native of Senatobia, Miss. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1945 with the class of 1946. He retired from active duty in 1947. He was recalled during the Korean War and served in Mediterranean waters.

He was a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Dorothy W. Murphree, of Takoma Park; three daughters, Patricia Gleason of Vienna, Margaret Mark of Gaithersburg, and Priscilla Murphree of Dallas; his mother, Eleanor Murphree; two brothers, Thomas and Joseph Murphree, and two sisters, Virginia Willis and WillaJean Martin, all of Senatobia, and three grandchildren.


76, who worked for the Joint Committee on the Library on Capitol Hill for 22 years before retiring in 1966 as its assistant staff director, died of cancer Oct. 10 at her home in Riverdale.

Before joining the Joint Committee in 1944, she spent 10 years in secretarial posts with the Home Loan Bank Board and the old War Production Board. Mrs. Anderson was a native of Croom, Md., and attended Strayer Business College in Washington.

Her marriage to John Richard Anderson ended in divorce.

Survivors include a son, Richard Ogle Anderson of Mount Jackson, Va.; a sister, Margaret Tayman Quick of Bushwood, Md.; a brother, Robert Wallace Tayman of Greenbelt; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.