In the obituary yesterday of Jeanne M. Rasmussen, her age was incorrect. She was 57. (Published 2/2/92)
Jeanne M. Rasmussen, 67, a freelance photographer and activist who spent many years seeking black lung benefits and other rights for the coal miners of Appalachia, died of kidney failure Jan. 30 at Fairfax Hospital.
Mrs. Rasmussen, who lived in Reston, was born in Lubbock, Tex. She attended Baylor University. She lived in Beckley, W.Va., before moving to the Washington area about 1974.
While in West Virginia, she assisted her former husband, Dr. Donald Rasmussen, a pioneer in the fight against black lung disease.
She also was a supporter of former Rep. Ken Heckler (D-W.Va.) and the late Jock Yablonsky and other reform elements in the United Mine Workers of America.
As a freelance photographer, she worked at different times for such publications at The Washington Post, Time, Fortune and Business Week.
Her photographs of miners and the people of Appalachia were included in a traveling Smithsonian Institution show called "Workers and Allies." She later donated the body of her work to East Tennessee State University.
She received a kidney transplant in 1981 and retired about that time.
Mrs. Rasmussen was a member of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax.
Her marriages to Dr. George McGranahan and Dr. Rasmussen ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children by her first marriage, Jay McGranahan of Tallahassee, Fla., Georgia McGranahan of Chattahoochee, Fla., and Gavin McGranahan of Phoenix, and her father, Carl Hudspeth of Houston.
LOESSA F. COFFEY
Loessa F. Coffey, 91, the widow of Army Brig. Gen. John W. Coffey, died of pneumonia Jan. 30 at Knollwood, an Army retirement home in Washington.
A resident of Washington since World War II, Mrs. Coffey was born in Melrose, Mass.
She accompanied her husband on assignments to various Army posts in the United States and to the Panama Canal Zone.
Gen. Coffey died in 1951.
Survivors include three children, Loessa C. Tuhey of San Carlos, Calif., John W. Coffey of Walker, Minn., and Mara C. Donaldson of Shippensburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Kevin Washington, 35, a former office manager for ODI management consultants here, died of cancer Jan. 29 at Washington Hospital Center.
Mr. Washington was born in Long Beach, Calif., and attended Long Beach City College. He was a purchasing specialist for TRW in Manhattan Beach, Calif., before moving to Washington three years ago.
He left ODI in August 1991 after working there for two years.
Survivors include three sisters and three brothers in California.