Barbara J. Stewart

Real Estate Agent

Barbara J. Stewart, 60, a Reston resident who for the past year worked as a real estate agent for Leisure World of Virginia in Leesburg, died of cancer June 26 at Reston Hospital.

A native of Omaha, she graduated with a business degree from the University of Nebraska before settling in the Washington area in the 1960s.

She held jobs as a legal secretary and paralegal in the 1970s and as a real estate agent in Northern Virginia in the late 1980s. She owned and operated Stewart Realty for a few years in the 1990s.

Her marriage to Robert Prevatte ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Prevatte of Herndon.

Bettie S. Anderson

Building Administrator

Bettie S. Anderson, 73, who retired in 1975 as a building administrator for the Army at the Pentagon, died of pancreatic cancer July 20 at her Burke home.

Mrs. Anderson began her career with the Army Department as a typist at the Pentagon in 1956. Later, as an administrative assistant, she helped coordinate logistics for President John F. Kennedy's funeral and was detailed to the Warren Commission support staff.

Mrs. Anderson, a native of Dawson Springs, Ky., volunteered with the Fairfax County public library system and was on the landscape committee of Burke Presbyterian Church.

Her marriage to William F. Anderson ended in divorce. Her second husband, Billy F. Davis, died in 1993.

Survivors include a son from her first marriage, William F. Anderson III of Burke; a sister; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Lee W. Cowan


Lee W. Cowan, 88, a bankruptcy lawyer who had practiced in Washington for nearly 60 years, died at Sibley Hospital July 5 after suffering a stroke at his home in the District.

He was a native of Washington and a law graduate of Southeastern University. He worked as a commercial artist during the Depression. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and was recalled to duty and posted to Germany in the late 1940s.

He was a Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Y. Cowan of Washington; a son, Stephen A. Cowan of San Francisco; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

Fredda Hoffeditz Smith

Occupational Therapist

Fredda Hoffeditz Smith, 61, an occupational therapist who worked at St. Elizabeths Hospital in the 1960s and at Hill Haven Nursing Home from 1985 to 1991, died of a heart attack June 26 at her home in Berwyn Heights.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Harrogate School of Art in England. Her paintings were exhibited by the Capitol Hill Art League and in Prince George's County.

Survivors include her husband, Eric Smith of Berwyn Heights; two children, Rebecca Smith of Arlington and Eric Woznysmith of Cheverly; her father, Fred Hoffeditz of Pennsylvania; and a brother.

Michael Kane

Legal Consultant

Michael Kane, 84, who retired in 1980 as a legal consultant with the Veterans Administration, died of multiple organ failure July 17 at the Washington Veterans Affairs Hospital. He lived in Falls Church.

Mr. Kane was a native of New York and a graduate of City College of New York. He received a law degree from New York University.

He served in the Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and he was wounded twice. He lived in Germany and France until 1968, working for the Army judge advocate general and operating a Volkswagen agency in France.

He taught high school subjects that included math and science in Nome, Alaska, and in Philadelphia before joining the VA in 1968. He moved to the Washington area in 1976.

Mr. Kane was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

His marriages to Jeanne Kane and Eve-Marie Kane ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Fogarty of Falls Church; two children from his second marriage; two stepchildren; and four grandchildren.