Ingegerd Paddock Blom

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Ingegerd "Ingrid" Paddock Blom, 99, a former physical therapist and Arlington resident who was active in American Scandinavian social clubs, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Nov. 22 at the Goodwin House West retirement community in Falls Church, where she lived since 1987.

Mrs. Blom was a physical therapist for at least three Washington orthopedic surgeons from about 1950 until her retirement in 1984.

She moved to her native Sweden in the mid-1980s but returned to the Washington area upon the death of her second husband, Gideon Emanuel Blom, in 1987.

She was a graduate of Arvedsons Gymnastik Institute in Stockholm and was a private secretary and English correspondent for General Motors executive Andrew Billings Paddock, whom she married in 1930.

After residing in Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden and Australia, they settled in Northern Virginia in 1947. He died in 1953.

She was active in number of social organizations including the American-Scandinavian Association, the Vasa Order and the Swedish Council.

She was a past member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Alexandria and its choir, and she was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church in Arlington, where she served as a lay reader and subdeacon.

She was a skilled pianist, and she sang with the Alexandria chapter of the Sweet Adelines and performed with her quartet, the Promissory Notes.

Survivors include two sons from her first marriage, Andrew Paddock of Burbank, Calif., and David Paddock of Merrimack, N.H.; four stepchildren; a sister; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandsons.

Marie N. Davies


Marie N. Davies, 85, a retired secretary at the National Institutes of Health and a member of the parish of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, died of cancer Dec. 1 at the Mariner nursing home in Kensington.

Mrs. Davies, a resident of Gaithersburg, was born in Connecticut. She moved to the Washington area in the early 1930s.

She worked in the advertising department of The Washington Post before beginning her government career in the early 1940s.

Mrs. Davies retired from NIH in 1973 with 32 years of federal service.

Her husband, Daniel R. Davies, died in 1958.

Survivors include a son, Timothy R. Davies of Gaithersburg.