Will Howard Pride


Will Howard Pride, 68, a former Washington resident who retired in 1990 after about 10 years as a statistician for the Labor Department, died of cancer July 20 at his home in Birmingham, where he had lived for eight years.

Mr. Pride, who came to Washington in 1949, was a native of Courtland, Ala. He served in Korea during the war there, and as a young man, worked as a printer for Fannie Mae and the Agriculture Department.

He served on the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel H. Pride of Birmingham; three children, Willis H. Pride of Austin and Desi R. Pride and Kimberly Ella Pride, both of Washington; a sister; a brother; and three grandchildren.

Audrey J. Sonnabend


Audrey J. Sonnabend, 64, a former property manager and Agriculture Department personnel secretary, died of a heart attack July 21 at her home in Fairfax.

A native of England, Mrs. Sonnabend came to this country in the mid-1950s and lived for a short time in Shreveport, La. By the early 1970s, she was living in the Washington area and working as a property manager for Smith Properties.

She worked for the Agriculture Department for about seven years in the 1980s.

Her marriage to Donald Ray Shirey ended in divorce. Her second husband, Frank Sonnabend, died in 1991.

Survivors include a daughter from her first marriage, Donna Marker of Centreville; three sisters; and four grandchildren. Her son, Steve Shirey, died in 1994.