Peggy Ann "Pam" Wright, 54, a psychiatric social worker who was rehabilitation director of the Chestnut Lodge treatment center in Rockville, died of cancer Sept. 25 at her home in Arlington.
Mrs. Wright was born in Denver and raised in Palo Alto, Calif. She graduated from Stanford University, where she helped found the Center for Research on Women and taught for the history and special studies departments.
After moving to Arlington in 1974, she founded a fund-raising organization called Cornucopia and a food distribution firm called Capers.
After receiving a master's degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University, she went to work at Chestnut Lodge in 1995. She also worked and volunteered at St. Luke's House in Bethesda and the Women's Center in Vienna.
Mrs. Wright was a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and a director of Share Our Strength. She attended Clarendon Presbyterian Church in Arlington.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Michael Wright, and two children, Melina Wright and Brendan Wright, all of Arlington; a brother; and a sister.
Nancy Hubbard Grose
Nancy Hubbard Grose, 65, manager of the Timberlawn Crescent apartments in Rockville for the last 12 years, died of cancer Sept. 25 at Suburban Hospital. She lived in Rockville.
Mrs. Grose, a resident of the Washington area off and on since 1961, was a graduate of Goldy-Beacom Business College in her native Wilmington, Del. As a young woman, she did office work for General Motors and was employed by Delaware Trust Bank.
In this area, she worked for the Weaver Brothers mortgage banking company as resident manager of the Village Green and Plymouth Woods apartment complexes in Rockville. She was also an agent with the Wolfe, Matten and Sheehan realty company and a property manager for Dreyfuss Brothers Inc. and Edgewood Management Co.
Her husband, Kenneth A. Grose, died in 1981.
Survivors include two children, Claudia Grose Bigley of Apex, N.C., and Daryl Hubbard Grose of Walnut Creek, Calif.; a sister, Vivian Hubbard Anderson of Falls Church; and two grandchildren.
Air Force Officer
Wood Ellis, 77, an Air Force pilot and Vietnam War veteran who retired from military service as a lieutenant colonel in 1969, died of cardiorespiratory failure Sept. 24 at the Cooper Medical Center in Camden, N.J. He had suffered an aneurysm.
Col. Ellis was born in Fort Worth. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces during World War II. In the Korean War, he was a pilot trainer. Later duty included service in Puerto Rico and Alabama and at the Pentagon. He settled in the Washington area in 1964 and retired from the Air Force in 1969.
After his military retirement, he worked for about 10 years as a computer consultant and programmer for Rockwell, Westinghouse and LEA.
In 1997, he moved from Arlington to Moorestown, N.J.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Tommee Ellis of Moorestown; two children, Tommee Wood Ellis of Long Beach, Calif., and Cyndy Ellis Wulfsberg of Moorestown; and two grandchildren.