Lloyd Griffith Loudermilk

Accountant and Auditor

Lloyd Griffith Loudermilk, 86, who retired in 1970 after 37 years as an accountant and auditor with the Home Loan Bank Board's Federal Savings and Loan Corp., died of cancer Oct. 21 at his home in Falls Church.

Mr. Loudermilk, a native in Huntington, W.Va., came to Washington in 1937. He served as a technical sergeant with the Army Air Forces in the Mediterranan Theater during World War II.

After the war, he graduated from what is now Strayer University.

He was a member of Falls Church Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Creggar Loudermilk of Falls Church; and a brother, the Rev. Donald M. Loudermilk of Charleston, W.Va.

Evelyn H. Kelly

Military Wife

Evelyn H. Kelly, 63, an Air Force sergeant's wife who accompanied her husband to posts around the world when he was on active duty, died Oct. 19 at Malcolm Grow Hospital at Andrews Air Force Base of emphysema and a heart attack.

Mrs. Kelly, who lived in Fort Washington, was born in Portland, Ore. Before settling in this area in 1986, she accompanied her husband, retired Chief Master Sgt. Abe Jones Kelly, to posts in Japan, Idaho, Colorado, Florida, Okinawa, Germany, South Dakota, California and Hampton, Va.

She was active in military youth programs including Little League baseball, football, basketball and cheerleading.

In addition to her husband, of Fort Washington, survivors include two children, Michael Kelly of San Diego and Tammy Storms of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

Martha E. Brothers O'Donnell

Dietitian and Nutritionist

Martha E. Brothers O'Donnell, 87, a dietitian and nutritionist who had worked at St. Charles School in Arlington and the D.C. Department of Health, died of lung cancer Oct. 20 at her home in Arlington.

Mrs. O'Donnell was born in Chrisman, Ill. She graduated from the University of Illinois and did postgraduate study in nutrition at the University of Maryland.

She was a dietitian at hospitals in Chicago and Boston before moving to the Washington area 60 years ago. She retired from the D.C. Department of Health in 1978.

She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington.

Her husband, Patrick O'Donnell, died in 1967.

Survivors include three children, Owen Patrick O'Donnell of San Francisco, Richard Brian O'Donnell of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Karen O'Donnell Sheffer of Richmond, Mass.; and six grandchildren.

Harry L. Jordan

Postal Worker

Harry L. Jordan, 76, a retired postal worker, died of emphysema Oct. 19 at Civista Hospital in LaPlata.

Mr. Jordan, who lived in Waldorf, was born in Roanoke. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II .

He retired in the mid-1980s as superintendent of motor vehicle operations in the Pittsburgh Post Office, then moved to the Washington area.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waldorf.

His marriage to Jessie Jordan ended in divorce, and his second wife, Mary Frances Pillows, died in 1977. His marriage to Algotha Jordan ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Jordan of Waldorf; two sons from his first marriage, Harold Jordan and Gerald Jordan, both of Pittsburgh; a daughter from his second marriage, Francine Louise Jordan of Suitland; and four stepchildren, William J. Poole of Philadelphia, Dora Lee Jordan of Laurel, Sandra Lee Hayden of Atlanta and Edith Nedd of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A son from his second marriage, Harry L. Jordan III, predeceased him.

Sarah Martha Shiner

Senate Administrative Assistant

Sarah Martha Shiner, 77, an administrative assistant to two Democratic Florida senators until she retired in 1977, died Oct. 19 at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a stroke. She lived in Washington.

Mrs. Shiner worked for Sen. Spessard L. Holland from 1948 to 1971 and then for Sen. Lawton M. Chiles Jr.

Mrs. Shiner was born in Camilla, Ga., and grew up in Melbourne, Fla. She graduated in 1943 from Florida State College for Women, which became Florida State University.

She worked briefly for Southern Railway as a hostess and in the Washington schools before joining Holland's staff.

Mrs. Shiner was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington, the Beethoven Society and Florida State University alumni association.

Her husband of 47 years, Regis B. Shiner, died in 1993.

A son, John Shiner, died in 1976.

Survivors include a son, Tom Shiner of Washington; a brother; and two grandchildren.

Heather-Anne Jean Seay


Heather-Anne Jean Seay, 61, an accountant with the Department of Energy, died of breast cancer Oct. 20 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Mrs. Seay, who lived in Germantown, was born in Scotland. She came to the United States in 1960. She received an associate degree at Mesa Community College in Arizona.

In 1987 she moved to the Washington area, and for the last five years, she had been an Energy Department accountant.

Survivors include her husband, William M. Seay of Germantown.

Virginia Purcell Arms


Virginia Purcell Arms, 86, a Burke resident who retired in 1979 after 14 years as an accountant with U.S. Catholic Conference in Washington, died Oct. 18 at Inova Fairfax Hospital after a stroke.

Mrs. Arms, a former department store accountant in her native Pierre, S.D., moved to Washington in 1945 and briefly worked for the FBI as a fingerprint analyst.

She lived in Alexandria for 38 years before moving to Burke in 1983.

She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Her husband, Frank L. Arms, died in 1978.

Survivors include two children, Mary Hymes of Burke and Helen Benson of Madison, Va.; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Pearl Ledford Chellman

Legislative Aide

Pearl Ledford Chellman, 74, a retired Capitol Hill legislative aide and Washington area resident since 1944, died Oct. 18 at the Royal Haven Rest Home in Front Royal. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Chellman was a legislative aide with the House Judiciary Committee from 1961 to 1986. During the impeachment hearings of President Richard Nixon, she served as assistant to the chief counsel.

An Arlington resident, she was a native of Seneca, S.C. She graduated from a South Carolina business school, then attended George Washington University before becoming a secretary at the Interior Department. She later worked on the staffs of Senate and House members.

She was a founding member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd H. Chellman of Arlington; two sons, Michael Chellman and John Chellman, both of Arlington; three brothers; two sisters; and a grandson.

Leah N. White

Middleburg Realtor

Leah Nanette White, 65, a Middleburg Realtor who had served on the board of Loudoun Hospital, died there of cancer Oct. 21. She lived in Middleburg.

She was a Middleburg Realtor for 15 years before joining her son, George Wagner White Jr., at his concern, White & Co. Real Estate, where she had worked since last year. Before that, she had worked for Armfield, Miller & Ripley.

Mrs. White, an Alabama native, came to the Washington area about 35 years ago.

She had done fund-raising work for the Hill School and Loudoun Healthcare and was a past president of the Middleburg Tennis Club. She had been a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Middleburg and the Middleburg Garden Club and was a past member of the Orange County Hunt. She was a member of the Equine Hall of Fame and won the 1948 title of Junior Rider for Saddle Horses and Ponies.

Her marriage to C.E. Peppiatt ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, George Wagner White of Middleburg; their two children, Elizabeth Anne Driskill of Rectortown, Va., and George Jr., of Middleburg; a daughter from her first marriage, Marianne Peppiatt Dodson of Middleburg; and five grandchildren.

Another daughter from her first marriage, Pam Nanette Peppiatt, died in 1969.

Gilbert H. Dehnel

Masonic Official

Gilbert H. Dehnel, 83, a retired Masonic official and former government worker who had lived in the Washington area since the mid-1950s, died of cancer Oct. 1 at his home in Hyattsville.

From the mid-1950s to mid-1960s, Mr. Dehnel, an engineer and draftsman, worked at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak. He then worked until retiring in 1986 as an administrative assistant to the grand secretary of the Masons' Supreme Council, 33rd-degree Southern Jurisdiction in Washington.

He had been active in the Masons for more than a half-century. He had been a York Rite Mason in Hyattsville, a member of the Knights Templar in Maryland and Washington, and the Scottish Rite in the District. He had served as camp guard captain of the flag unit of Almas Temple, was a 33rd-degree Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Royal Order of Scotland and the International Order of DeMolays.

Mr. Dehnel, a Wisconsin native, served with the Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II. He then was a civilian machinist at Langley Field, Va., before being recalled to active Army duty during the Korean War.

He was an ordained elder of the Hyattsville Presbyterian Church. He had done volunteer work for the Maryland state's attorney's office in Prince George's County, the Prince George's Memorial Library and the OASIS Senior Center in Hyattsville.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lenore A., and a son, Gilbert C., both of Hyattsville; a daughter, Linda Dehnel Metcalf of Alexandria; a brother; and three grandchildren.

Harold A. 'Hal' Hovey

Public and Finance Policy Expert

Harold A. "Hal" Hovey, 60, an authority on government fiscal and economic policy and past editor of two specialized trade publications, died Oct. 18 at his home on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

A spokesman for the Beaufort County coroner said that Mr. Hovey, who had cancer, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that his death was a suicide.

Dr. Hovey, a former Ohio and Illinois state budget director, was an often-quoted expert on state finances and a consultant in the Washington area, where he lived from 1959 to 1969 and from 1975 to 1992.

Through his firm, State Policy Research Inc., which he started in 1983, he compiled and produced data for State Policy Reports and State Budget & Tax News, two widely respected bimonthly newsletters that track state economic developments, budget trends and fiscal strategies.

As a consultant, he counted among his clients dozens of state government officials and federal agencies as well as organizations like the National Governors' Association, the Urban Institute and KPMG Peat Marwick.

He was a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. He attended Harvard University on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship and received a law degree and a doctorate in economics from George Washington University.

As a young man, he worked for the Office of Management and Budget and taught economics at Ohio University.

His marriages to Vivian G. Hovey, Dorothy Hovey, Dee Hovey, with whom he was currently engaged, and Nancy Hovey ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children from his first marriage, Mark Hovey of Middletown, Conn., and Kendra Hovey of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Fannie R. Lenkin

Developer and Volunteer

Fannie R. Lenkin, 91, a volunteer with school and Jewish groups who had directed family real estate holdings and developments from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s, died Oct. 21 at a hospital in Carlisle, Pa., after a heart attack. A Rockville resident, she was stricken while on a day visit to Carlisle.

Mrs. Lenkin, who was born in Toronto, grew up in Washington and graduated from the old Business High School. Before 1935, she had worked for several area realties, been a secretary to Rep. John Charles Schafer (R-Wis.), worked for patent lawyers and for the Military Order of the World War.

She married Samuel Lenkin in 1935, and worked in his grocery business until 1946. At that time, Mr. Lenkin began his real estate ventures, which she began directing when he became ill.

Mrs. Lenkin was a past president of the Barnard Elementary School PTA in Washington. She was a past member of Beth Sholom Synagogue, when it was in Washington. During that time, she had done volunteer work for Beth Sholom. She had done fund-raising work for Hadassah for 35 years.

Her husband died in 1980.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Myron L. and Ronald L., both of Rockville; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rita L. Hawkins, died a month ago.

Louis W. Moses


Louis William Moses, 72, a former Rockville resident and owner and operator of a string of Washington area menswear stores, died Oct. 21 at his home in Ocean City, Md. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Moses, a former executive of Phillips-Van Huesen Co., was the proprietor of Leisurely Lion Men's stores, which operated in the Washington area from 1976 to the early 1980s.

His other business activities before retiring in 1988 included real estate development deals and consulting work to menswear stores.

He served on the board of directors of the Menswear Retailers of America and the Salvation Army of Washington. He was a past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Washington, past chairman of the Baltimore-Washington chapter of the Young President Organization and a member of the Rotary Club of Washington.

He was a native of Pittsburgh. He first came to Washington in 1948 after serving in the Army as a military police officer with the occupation forces in Germany. He lived in Washington from 1948 to 1972 and 1976 to 1985. He then spent time in New York before settling in Ocean City in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Dora DePaul Moses of Ocean City; four children, Robert Moses of Mount Airy, James Moses of Ocean City, Steven Moses of Severn and Diane Moses Butler of Columbia; two brothers, Frances Moses of Silver Spring and George Moses of Port Richey, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Mary C. Kfoury

Church Member

Mary Coughlin Kfoury, 86, a Washington area resident since 1994 who was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Silver Spring, died of breast cancer Oct. 21 at her home in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Kfoury, who graduated from a commercial school in her native Salem, Mass., was a legal secretary and Realtor in Massachusetts before coming here. During World War II, she had worked at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts.

Her husband, Dr. Mitchell E. Kfoury, died in 1992.

Survivors include four daughters, Joan M. Irons of West Newbury, Mass., Ruth A. Kfoury of Columbus, Ind., and Judith A. Urbanczyk and Mary E. Kfoury, both of Washington; a brother; and 10 grandchildren.

Paul Hershey Eshenbaugh

Accounting Supervisor

Paul Hershey Eshenbaugh, 87, an accounting supervisor with American District Telegraph in Washington who retired in 1974 after 35 years of service, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 16 at a hospital in Hickory, N.C.

Mr. Eshenbaugh was born in Elizabethtown, Pa. In the 1930s, he moved to Washington and began his career with American District Telegraph.

In 1977, he moved from Wheaton to Port Orange, Fla. For the past three months, he had been in North Carolina.

His wife, Katie G. Eshenbaugh, died in 1993.

Survivors include three children, Doris Gola of Brazil, Carol Fogarty of North Carolina and Paul Eshenbaugh of Darnestown; two sisters, Mary Poff of Pennsylvania and Ruth Strain of Fairfax; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Josephine Aloi Giaquinta

Food Services Worker

Josephine Aloi Giaquinta, 87, a former cafeteria and food services worker, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 16 at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Mrs. Giaquinta, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy. At age 5, she emigrated to the United States with her family and settled in Washington, where her parents operated a corner grocery store near Union Station.

As a young woman, she was a cafeteria worker at the Army's Cameron Station Quartermaster Depot in Alexandria. After moving to Silver Spring in 1956, she was a food services worker for Montgomery County public schools.

She was a member of the Sodality at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Spring, where she also provided flowers from her garden for the altar. Later, she was a member of the Leisure Club at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton and the Wheaton Senior Citizens Association.

Her husband of 56 years, Nick Giaquinta, died in 1988.

Survivors include four children, Josephine G. Youstra of Rockville, Anthony J. Giaquinta of Potomac, Teresa G. Mullikin of Silver Spring and Paul C. Giaquinta of Gaithersburg; three sisters, Alice Trimarchi of Waldorf, Carmen Cummings of Ashburn and Antoinette Duplissey of Leesburg; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Rose N. Ryan

Native Washingtonian

Rose N. Ryan, 84, a native Washingtonian and lifelong resident of this area, died Oct. 13 at home in Silver Spring of complications after a stroke.

She graduated from Central High School.

Mrs. Ryan was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at Leisure World, where she was active in the Catholic Daughters of America. She did volunteer work for the Kiwanis Club's Leisure World community bingo, which raised money for grants to charities providing services to Montgomery County children.

Her husband of 51 years, J. Neil Ryan, died in 1988.

Survivors include three children, Thomas N. Ryan Sr. and Rosemary R. Sachs, both of Rockville, and John N. Ryan Sr. of Crofton; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

William Cargill Johnston

GMU Professor

William Cargill Johnston, 82, former chairman of the physics department and dean of the summer school at George Mason University, died Oct. 17 at home in Oakton of complications after a stroke

Dr. Johnston was born in Clarendon, Iowa. He graduated from Davidson College and earned a doctorate in physics at the University of Virginia.

After college, he worked at the Westinghouse research laboratories in Pittsburgh. In 1968, he moved to the Washington area and joined the George Mason University faculty. He retired there in 1983.

He was a member of the board of directors of Wellspring Ministries, which cares for developmentally disabled young adults, and he sang in the choir of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Blakemore Johnston of Oakton; four children, William Cargill Johnston Jr. of Atlanta, Margaret Wysor Johnston Sibley of Oakton, Robert Buchanan Johnston of Rochester, N.Y., and John McLean Johnston of Winchester; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sara N. Kouri

Political Activist

Sara N. Kouri, 63, a retired records director who was an activist in anti-Castro activities, died Oct. 20 at her home in Rockville. She had a heart ailment.

She worked for the Inter-American Development Bank for 25 years before retiring in 1991.

Miss Kouri was a native of Havana and a graduate of the University of Havana. She came to this country in 1961 as a member of the Cuban mission to the Organization of American States.

Although one of her sisters was the wife of Cuban foreign minister Raul Roa, Miss Kouri defected to this country soon after her arrival. For the rest of her life, she lectured and wrote pieces attacking the Castro regime and its human rights record. She also was active in such groups as No Castro-No Problem.

Miss Kouri also composed musical ballads that have been recorded.

Survivors include a brother and four sisters.

Brad Lee Rogers

Government Worker

Brad Lee Rogers, 32, who worked in the mail rooms at the Navy Annex and the Environmental Protection Agency from 1986 until forced to retire in 1989 by illness, died of a neurological ailment Oct. 22 at his home in Vienna.

Mr. Rogers, who had been treated for his ailment for more than 20 years, was born in San Diego and moved to the Washington area in 1980. He settled with his family in Vienna and in 1985 graduated from James Madison High School. While in high school he won national cerebral palsy competitions in swimming and equitation competitions at Texas Christian University.

He had served an abbreviated mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a 1984 recipient of an outstanding citizens award from the Vienna Optimists.

Survivors include his parents, Gary and Linda Rogers of Vienna; two brothers, Greg M., of Salt Lake City, and G. Scott Rogers of Park City, Utah; his paternal grandparents, James U. and Mary A. Rogers of Hemet, Calif.; and his maternal grandmother, Gail H. Andrus of Morro Bay, Calif.

Ruth Alexander Smith

Community Volunteer

Ruth Alexander Smith, 79, a community volunteer who also was a member of civic groups, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 22 at her home in Alexandria.

Mrs. Smith was a volunteer in the first-grade classroom at Mount Eagle Elementary School and a member of the board of directors of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church nursery school, both in Alexandria. A daughter of an Army officer, she was born in Washington. She married Bradish J. Smith, an Army officer who later retired as a colonel, and accompanied him on his military assignments. Among her activities at the time was the founding of an American Red Cross chapter and hospice in Kittyhawk, N.C.

They settled in the Washington area in the late 1970s.

She was a member of the Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the U.S. Army.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, of Alexandria, survivors include two children, Deborah S. Lewallen of Concord, N.C., and Porter G. Smith of San Diego; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.