Eva Krusten


Eva Krusten, 51, an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration, died of malignant melanoma and heart disease Dec. 16 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington.

Ms. Krusten, who lived in Arlington, was born in New York. She moved to the Washington area as a child and graduated from Potomac Senior High School in Oxon Hill. She graduated from George Washington University, where she also received a master's degree in history.

In 1983, she joined the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration, where she worked until her death. Doctors diagnosed her malignant melanoma in July 2001, but she continued to work full time for months after that. Later, she worked for periods at home.

Before joining the National Archives, Ms. Krusten was a financial aid counselor at George Washington University.

She had traveled in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Estonia.

Survivors include her mother, Edla Krusten, and a twin sister, Maarja Krusten, both of Arlington.

Jeanette Marie Boteler


Jeanette Marie Boteler, 84, who verified job application records for the Washington Navy Yard during World War II and later volunteered in D.C. public schools, died of respiratory failure Dec. 11 at her home in McLean.

She helped to ensure the qualifications of applicants for employment at the Washington Navy Yard as a civil service ratings examiner. In the 1950s, she was a school volunteer, assisting in libraries and teaching social customs.

Mrs. Boteler had lived in McLean since 1970 and before then in Washington, where she moved to from her native Pennsylvania in 1935. She attended George Washington University.

She was a member of the Polish National Alliance and a life member of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, in memory of a brother who died as a prisoner of war in 1942.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Lawrence H. Boteler of McLean; three children, Lawrence J. Boteler of Clifton, Barbara Harward of Falls Church, and John Burrows Boteler of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters; and two grandsons.