John Champe Jones

Personnel Officer

John Champe Jones, 73, who had been a personnel officer with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, died of cancer Sept. 23 at his home in Moreno Valley, Calif.

Mr. Jones moved to Moreno Valley 18 months ago, after living almost 50 years in Washington. He worked at the patent office from 1949 to 1978, starting as a clerk and typist.

In the last decade, he edited his high-school newsletter and joined the Oasis Players, a drama club in the District.

Mr. Jones was born in Charleston, W.Va., and graduated in 1949 from West Virginia State College with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

During World War II, he served as a Marine platoon sergeant in Asia.

His wife of 45 years, Bess Ferguson Jones, died in August.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen J. Moreland of Moreno Valley; two stepsons, Ross F. McConnell of Altadena, Calif., and Richard C. McConnell of Pomona, Calif.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Melvin W. Jones

Financial Officer

Melvin W. Jones, 48, vice chancellor for business and finance at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a former vice president at Howard University, died Sept. 28 at George Washington University Hospital after a heart attack. He was attending a conference in Washington when stricken.

From 1987 to 1991, Dr. Jones was vice president for financial affairs at Howard. In the 1980s, he had been director of the department of finance for the D.C. government. He also had been an Internal Revenue Service agent and had worked for the Senate as an oversight officer for the D.C. budget.

After leaving Howard University, he was vice president for financial affairs and treasurer at Marquette University. He joined the staff at the University of Nebraska in 1996.

Dr. Jones was born in Memphis and graduated from the University of Iowa. He received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate in public administration and finance from George Washington University.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Jones, an assistant professor of management in the college of business administration at Nebraska.

Claire Sullivan


Sister Claire Sullivan, 71, a nun who in 1961 was a founder of the Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, died of cardiac arrest Sept. 26 at a hospital in Orange, Calif.

Sister Claire was born in San Francisco. In 1945, she became a novitiate of the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus in Rosemont, Pa. She professed her first vows in 1948.

Later she held teaching positions in the Philadelphia area and in California, then in 1961 came to Potomac, where she helped found the Connelly School. She remained there for seven years, then returned to California, where she was a school principal. She returned to the Washington area in 1973 and for two years was director of admissions at the Connelly School.

She left that position for health reasons in 1974 and became affiliated with St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Rockville, where she established the Anchorhold Center for Spiritual Growth. She was there for 10 years, then returned to California.

Survivors include two sisters and a brother.

Christine Hawkins Warren

Elementary School Teacher

Christine Hawkins Warren, 82, an elementary school teacher in the District for more than three decades, died of dementia Sept. 26 at Washington House nursing home in Alexandria.

Beginning in 1939, Mrs. Warren worked at Taylor, Madison, Peabody and Janney elementary schools--all in the District--before retiring in 1972. She spent the longest time at Janney--from 1952 until the end of her career--but she helped start special-education classes at Peabody in the 1950s.

Born in Alexandria, Mrs. Warren graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria in 1935 and Wilson Teachers College in the District in 1939.

Mrs. Warren lived in Arlington for 41 years before moving to the nursing home a year ago.

She was married to Lawrence P. Warren from 1941 until his death in 1969.

Survivors include a brother, Felix E. Hawkins of Cape May, N.J.

Edward J. Gorman

VA Officer

Edward J. Gorman, 84, who retired in the 1960s as manager of administrative services for what was then the Veterans Administration, died Sept. 27 at Manor Care nursing home in Potomac after a heart attack.

Mr. Gorman, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Brockton, Mass. He graduated from Boston College and received a master's degree in government from George Washington University. During World War II, he served in the Navy aboard a destroyer in the Pacific.

He settled in Washington and began his career at the VA after the war.

Survivors include his wife, Rita J. Gorman of Bethesda; and a sister.

Ann E. Rathbone


Ann E. Rathbone, 87, a secretary for the Federal Housing Administration during World War II and decades later for a division of the National Institutes of Health, died Sept. 27 at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville after a heart attack.

She was born in Denver and grew up in Panama and Takoma Park. She graduated from Central High School in the District. Mrs. Rathbone lived in the Washington area since 1922 and was a resident at Asbury Methodist Village retirement community in Gaithersburg for the last decade.

After graduating from Strayer Business College in the 1930s, Mrs. Rathbone worked at the housing administration until the end of World War II. In the 1970s, she was at the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases at the NIH in Bethesda.

Mrs. Rathbone was an active member of Delta Gamma sorority and also enjoyed ballroom dancing, bridge and tennis. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg during the last decade.

Mrs. Rathbone was married to James William Eastwood from 1937 until his death in 1971.

She is survived by her husband since 1989, Robert Rathbone of Gaithersburg; a daughter from her first marriage, Elsa Norris of Oakton; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Glenwood R. 'Nick' Jobe

Chief Surveyor

Glenwood R. "Nick" Jobe, 78, who retired as chief surveyor for Arlington County in 1983, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Sept. 29 at his home in Fairfax.

Mr. Jobe worked for the county for 31 years. Earlier, he was a highway and land surveyor for the Virginia Transportation Department.

Mr. Jobe was a native of Luray, Va., who served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fairfax United Methodist Church. He was a coach with the Fairfax Little League and Babe Ruth league.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary "Marie" G. Jobe of Fairfax; three sons, Brock W. Jobe of Wilmington, Del., Bruce F. Jobe of Lumberton, N.C., and Stephen J. Jobe of College Park; two sisters; and four grandchildren.

Frank Stadden Marshall Jr.

Electronics Engineer

Frank Stadden Marshall Jr., 74, an engineer who retired in 1987 as manager of a defense electronics test instruments division at Honeywell Inc., died of cancer Sept. 26 at Georgetown University Hospital. He lived in College Park.

Mr. Marshall, a Washington native, was a graduate of Washington-Lee High School and Georgetown University. He served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II and in Japan after the war.

He began his career with Hopkins Engineering and later worked on developing methods to identify and shield the radio signatures of electrical and electronic devices.

Mr. Marshall was president of the College Park Lions Club and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College Park.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nancy Lee Caufield Marshall of College Park; three children, Frank Stadden Marshall III of Berwyn Heights, Ann Craynon of College Park and Mary Eldridge of Upper Marlboro; a sister; and six grandchildren.

Tara M. Wright

Club Dancer

Tara M. Wright, 40, who danced at entertainment clubs in Virginia and Florida, died Sept. 14 at a friend's house in Tampa from an aneurysm. Ms. Wright was hit by a car two years ago in Tampa.

Ms. Wright was born in the District and raised in Alexandria. She graduated from Edison High School in 1978 and lived in Spotsylvania, Va., since 1988.

She is survived by her father, James W. "Buddy" Wright of Spotsylvania; and her son, Warren Wright of Spotsylvania.

Lloyd William Carlson

Budget Analyst

Lloyd William Carlson, 87, who retired in 1978 as a supervisory budget analyst with the Army Materiel Command, died of renal failure Sept. 29 at Goodwin House in Alexandria.

Mr. Carlson was born in Nebraska. He was a graduate of Strayer University, where he also received a master's degree in accounting.

He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and worked for the Army as a civilian after the war.

He was a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, Order of Amaranth and First Baptist Church in Alexandria.

His wife, Gladys Swanson Carlson, died in 1997.

Survivors include a son, William E. Carlson of Lexington, Mass., and a grandson.