Foreign Service Officer

James William Kelly, 67, a retired Foreign Service Officer who also was a former employment counselor and instructional assistant at the Annandale campus of the Northern Virginia Community College, died of cancer Sept. 30 at Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Annandale.

Mr. Kelly, who had lived in the area since 1972, was a native of Olympia, Wash. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II and graduated from the University of Notre Dame before joining the State Department in 1947.

Over the years, he served as an administrative or general services officer in Europe and Pakistan. His last assignment before retiring in 1973 was as an executive officer in the State Department's legal division.

Mr. Kelly was a counselor with Colson employment in Annandale from 1974 to 1976. From 1978 until retiring in 1984, he worked in NOVA's computer science department in Annandale.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, the former Barbara Sommer of Annandale; four sons, Christopher, of Clarkston, Wash., Brendan, of Anchorage, Timothy, of Olympia, and Kieran, of Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Jerome M., of Los Altos, Calif.; and two sisters, Patricia Mayer of Edmonds, Wash., and Sister Margaret Kelly of Burbank, Calif.


Government Secretary

Inez Weber Meredith, 79, a retired government executive secretary who was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Alexandria, died of cancer Oct. 1 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. She lived in Alexandria.

Mrs. Meredith, who was a native of Missouri, came here in the early 1940s and began her government career with the Labor Department. She later worked for the old Atomic Energy Commission and the Army Chemical Corps before retiring from the Army Research and Development Command at Fort Belvoir.

Her husband, John James Meredith, died in 1976. Her survivors include a son, Robert D., of Madison, Wis., a daughter, Patricia Watt of Arlington; a brother, Elbert Bradford Weber of Macon, Mo.; and five grandchildren.