Walter Wine Breeden, 49, an official of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons who was regional administrator of food services at the Federal Women's Detention Center in Alderson, W.Va., was killed Dec. 30 when the private plane he was piloting crashed on Mount Hood in Oregon.
His wife, Ann Breeden, 48, and a stepson, Jeff Edman, 22, also were killed, and another stepson, Tim Edman, was injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Breeden and Tim Edman lived in Lewisburg, W.Va. They had flown to San Francisco to visit Jeff Edman over Christmas and were en route from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., to visit other family members when the crash occurred.
Officials said Mr. Breeden had radioed "Mayday" distress calls but the wreckage was not located until Dec. 31. They said the cause of the accident was under investigation.
Mr. Breeden was born in Manassas and graduated from Osborne High School there. From 1956 to 1960, he served in the Air Force as a communications specialist.
He began his career with the Bureau of Prisons in the Justice Department in 1964 and his first assignment was to the D.C. correctional center at Lorton. From 1966 to 1974, he was stationed in Florida. His next assignment was in Pennsylvania. From 1976 to 1986 he was in California. He had been at Alderson since then.
His marriage to Judy Breeden ended in divorce.
Survivors include six children by his first marriage, Toni Bacani of Central Valley, Calif., Debbie Eagle and Dianne Conner, both of San Antonio, Martha Breeden of Kensington, and Nikki Jamison and Walter Wine Breeden III, both of Lompoc, Calif.; his mother, Dorothy Breeden of Manassas; seven sisters, Mary Jane Thornton of Alexandria, Lydia Thomas of McLean, Alice Meredith of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Belle Hammer of Purcellville, Va., Jo Ann Snyder of Paris, Dorothy Blevins of Catlett, Va., and Irma King of Nokesville, Va.; one half brother, Thomas Walls of Manassas, and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Breeden is survived by her mother, Evelyn Harding of Vancouver, Wash., and one sister, Mary Johnson of Portland.