Richard C. Lucas, 64, retired senior vice president for marketing for Geico, died July 2 at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.

Mr. Lucas, who lived in Bethesda, was born in El Paso. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso and received a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. He had done additional graduate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He served in the Army in the early 1950s.

He spent his professional career in finance and insurance, and moved to the Washington area and joined Geico in 1977. He retired from Geico last year.

Mr. Lucas was a member of the board of directors of First Central Financial Corp. of Glenwood, Long Island, and Avemco Corp., an investments firm.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Mills Lucas, and three children, Richard Lucas, Scott Lucas and Stephanie Lucas, all of Bethesda; a brother, William Lucas, and a sister, Jane Beard, both of El Paso.


Arlington Teacher

K. Jane Elliott, 89, a retired American history teacher at Arlington's Washington-Lee High School, died of cardiopulmonary failure July 3 at the Hermitage Methodist Health Care Center in Alexandria.

Miss Elliott, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Halifax, Va. She graduated from what then was Madison State Teachers College and received a master's degree in social studies from Peabody College in Nashville.

She moved to the Washington area in 1925 and worked as a teaching principal at Arlington's Cherrydale Elementary School before joining the faculty at Washington-Lee in 1931.

In addition to teaching American history, she was faculty sponsor of the student council. She retired in the early 1970s.

There are no immediate survivors.



Clara G. Romero, 75, a retired secretary who had worked for the Army Signal Corps, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), died July 2 at Capitol Hill Hospital after a heart attack.

Mrs. Romero was a lifelong resident of Washington. She attended St. Patrick's High School.

She began worked for the Signal Corps during World War II and retired from Dingell's staff in the mid-1960s.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church on Capitol Hill.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Albert P. Romero of Washington; and four children, Joseph Romero of Ormond Beach, Fla., Catherine O'Reilley of Chevy Chase, Julia Greenway of Alexandria and Carlota Klimas of Albuquerque.