Rosita Ibanez Sheats

Food Demonstrator

Rosita Ibanez Sheats, 73, a Fairfax resident who was a self-employed food demonstrator in the Washington area from 1981 to 1996, died Jan. 1 at Burke Healthcare Center. She had cancer.

As a food demonstrator, she distributed samples of various food products at military commissaries.

Mrs. Sheats, who was born in the Philippines, came to this country in 1947 and the Washington area in 1949.

She was a member of the Ladies of the Elks of Arlington-Fairfax Lodge No. 2188 and had done volunteer work for the Northern Virginia chapter of the Shepherds Center of North America.

Survivors include her husband, Lilburne D., of Fairfax; three sons, Philip L., of Reston, Joseph P., of Cary, N.C., and J. Anthony Sheats of Savannah, Ga.; two daughters, Dr. Rose D. Sheats of Rochester, Minn., and Elizabeth Sheats Wright of Gainesville, Fla.; two brothers; a sister; and seven grandchildren. Another daughter, Suzanne, died in 1993.

Ann Noel McDonald

Preschool Teacher

Ann Noel McDonald, 62, a former Foreign Service wife who was a preschool teacher at the Park Street Children's Center in Rockville from 1995 to 1997, died of breast cancer Dec. 27 at her home in Rockville.

From 1964 to 1988, she accompanied her husband, Vincent C. McDonald, to Foreign Service postings in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Mrs. McDonald, who came to the Washington area in 1964, was a New York native. She attended the University of Maryland.

She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church in Rockville. Her hobbies included travel.

In addition to her husband of 42 years, who lives in Rockville, survivors include three sons, Vincent T. McDonald of Arlington, Stephen B. McDonald of Silver Spring and John K. McDonald of Philadelphia; a daughter, Kerry M. D'Ascoli of Damascus; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Rebecca E. Lundberg


Rebecca E. Lundberg, 73, a hospital dietician in Minnesota before settling in the Washington area in 1971, died of cancer Dec. 28 at home in Springfield.

Mrs. Lundberg was born in Mayville, N.D.

She graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and did an internship as a dietician at the University of Minnesota.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Annandale.

Survivors include her husband, Lennart E. Lundberg of Springfield; four children, Daniel W. Lundberg of Plainfield, N.J., Arnold D. Lundberg of Alpharetta, Ga., Thomas C. Lundberg of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Cynthia L. Lundberg of Manassas; and five grandchildren.