Thelma Halley Loehler

Methodist Home President

Thelma Halley Loehler, 93, a former president of the Washington Methodist Home, died of pneumonia Dec. 4 at her Chevy Chase home.

Mrs. Loehler was a native of Washington and a graduate of Central High School and George Washington University.

She was an officer of the United Methodist Women at Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, a member of Chevy Chase Women's Club, Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority and Emory United Methodist Church in Washington, and a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and the PTAs of Coolidge High School, Paul Junior High School and Brightwood Elementary.

Her husband, Paul F. Loehler, died in 1975.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Loehler Ward of Port Lavaca, Tex., and Jacqueline Loehler Phillips of Chevy Chase; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arthur A. Small

River Pilot

Arthur A. Small, 91, a Washington area river pilot from about 1945 until retiring about 1980, died of pneumonia Dec. 3 at Woodbine Convalescent Center in Alexandria. He lived in Alexandria.

Over the years, he had worked for the Dandy, Washington Cruise Lines, and private yacht owners.

Capt. Small, who was born in Bedford, Mass., served in the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine during World War II.

He was a member of the Potomac River Pilots Association.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Daphne Beissel Wright

Church Member

Daphne Beissel Wright, 87, a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Nov. 24 at Burke Health Care Center. Before moving to the center 15 months ago, she lived in Springfield.

Mrs. Wright was born in Donnelly, Minn., and graduated in 1934 from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. She was a dietitian in Minnesota before joining what became the Women's Army Corps as a photo lab technician in England during World War II. She then came to Washington and worked briefly for the U.S. Information Agency.

Her husband, Burdell Wright Jr., died in 1967. She leaves no immediate survivors.

Julia Carroll Greene


Julia Carroll Greene, 75, a Census Bureau statistician from 1955 to 1993, died of respiratory failure Dec. 2 at Prince George's Community Hospital. She lived at ManorCare Health Services, a nursing home in Largo.

Mrs. Carroll was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and came to Washington in the mid-1940s as a War Department clerk.

She also was a clerk at the Veterans Administration and Army Department.

She was a member and on the stewardess board of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington and a member of the church's Sarah Allen Missionary Society.

Her hobbies included sewing.

Her marriage to Larry Milton Carroll ended in divorce.

Survivors include her son, Lawrence Greene Carroll of Clinton; three brothers; a sister; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Jonathan K. Lee

Research Hydrologist

Jonathan K. Lee, 56, a research hydrologist who had worked for the U.S. Geological Survey since 1977, died of esophageal cancer Dec. 3 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Herndon.

Dr. Lee was born in Berkeley, Calif., and grew up in Boise, Idaho, and Bethesda. He graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 1961.

He was a 1965 mathematics graduate of Dartmouth College and received master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Indiana University.

He received a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida, where he taught math from 1971 to 1975.

He worked for the Geological Survey at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi before moving to the Washington area in 1988.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Bethesda, was a past chairman of the Sierra Club's water resources committee, and enjoyed dancing to Cajun, zydeco, country-western and swing music.

His marriage to Carolyn Monteith ended in divorce.

Survivors include his sister, Pamela Van Velsir of Arnold, Md.