Helen Lucas Thorne


Helen Lucas Thorne, 94, a native Washingtonian who worked 37 years for the Civil Service Commission before retiring in 1974 as an editor of publications, died of congestive heart failure June 4 at a nursing home in Phoenix.

Mrs. Thorne, who lived in Phoenix since 1985, began her civil service career in 1936 as a clerk with the Census Bureau.

She was a graduate of the old M Street High School, now Dunbar High School.

She attended a convent school in Baltimore, Hunter College in New York City and New York University.

She was a past member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Washington.

Her husband, Mark Franklin Thorne, died in 1953.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Ferguson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Herman Oliver Inderrieden

Payroll Director

Herman Oliver Inderrieden, 82, a retired Army sergeant first class who worked for 15 years at the Justice Department, where he was chief of payroll operations, died of cardiovascular disease June 5 at his home in Waldorf.

Mr. Inderrieden, a native of Dayton, Ohio, served about 20 years in the Army, mainly in finance assignments. He served in Korea during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan and Turkey at other times during his career. He retired from active military duty in 1966.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Rena Kim Inderrieden of Waldorf; a son, Charles K. Inderrieden of White Plains; a sister; a brother; and two grandchildren.