Nathaniel Christian

School Security Guard

Nathaniel Christian, 52, who for about the last 15 years was a security guard at Taft Junior High School in Washington, died Dec. 4 at East Potomac Golf Course at Haines Point after a heart attack.

Mr. Christian, who lived in Suitland, was a native of Alabama. He served in Vietnam during the war there as an Army helicopter crew chief. He came to the Washington area in the late 1960s and graduated from what is now the University of the District of Columbia.

Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Christian, from whom he was separated; his mother, Annie M. Burroughs, and stepfather, the Rev. John Burroughs, both of Alabama; a son, Illnoius Christian of Florida; two sisters; four brothers; and a grandson.

Normand Joseph Cloutier

Electrical Engineer

Normand Joseph Cloutier, 49, an electrical engineer with the Navy Facilities Engineering Command, died of cancer Dec. 8 at his home in Alexandria.

He was a native of Washington and a graduate of Groveton High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Mr. Cloutier began his career in 1972 with the Army Corps of Engineers, where he worked on the corps' nuclear power plant program until 1976. At the Navy Department, he helped assess and upgrade communications power systems.

Mr. Cloutier was a member of St. Stephen's Methodist Church in Burke.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Cloutier, and a daughter, Kelly Marie Cloutier, both of Alexandria.

Burnette Burgess Jaeger


Burnette Burgess Jaeger, 81, a former Washington resident and volunteer with the Grey Ladies of the American Red Cross, died of a lung ailment Dec. 7 at a retirement center in Thomasville, N.C.

Mrs. Jaeger, who was born in Oklahoma, spent part of her childhood in Washington, where she graduated from Eastern High School in 1936 and from what is now Strayer University.

She lived in Washington until the late 1940s, when her husband, Boyd Jaeger, then a professional golf player, took a job with a country club in High Point, N.C.

She was a member of Phi Pi Epsilon social sorority.

A son, Steven Jaeger, died in 1979.

In addition to her husband, of Thomasville, survivors include a granddaughter and three great-grandsons.

Joseph O. Flory

Laundry Delivery Driver

Joseph O. Flory, 63, a Greenbelt resident who retired in 1996 after 17 years as a driver and route salesman for Bergmann's Laundry Dry Cleaners, died of lung cancer Nov. 18 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham.

Mr. Flory, a native of Pittsburgh, came to Washington in 1960 after serving three years in the Army. Part of his military service was with a border patrol in Germany.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Martha Flory, and a son, Eric Flory, both of Greenbelt; two brothers; and a granddaughter.