Nancy Gail Everngam

Tennis Enthusiast

Nancy Gail Everngam, 81, a tennis enthusiast and member of the Edgemoor Tennis Club in Bethesda, died of cancer Dec. 12 at the Washington Home hospice.

Mrs. Everngam was born in Paris and grew up in Baltimore. She attended Goucher College.

In 1957, she moved to the Washington area. She lived here until 1977, when she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with her husband, William H. Everngam, who had retired as vice president of the Washington Board of Realtors.

In 1993, they settled in Bethesda to be near their children and grandchildren.

Until about two years ago, Mrs. Everngam had been an active tennis player.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, of Bethesda, survivors include two sons, William H. Everngam III of Kensington and John Gail Everngam of Fairfax; and two granddaughters.

Talmadge 'Tee' Rutledge Sr.

Postal Service Inspector

Talmadge Guesston "Tee" Rutledge Sr., 82, a federal postal inspector who retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1975 as national manager of internal thefts, died Dec. 21 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had cancer.

Mr. Rutledge, an Oakton resident, spent 35 years at what became the Postal Service. He was assigned to audit and criminal cases in West Virginia and Virginia before settling in the Washington area in 1960. He then investigated transit postal crimes and organized criminal activity at airports, mail terminals and post offices nationwide.

In 1970, he played a major role in helping capture and prosecute those involved in one of the largest cash armed robberies in Washington. Criminals had held up an armed postal vehicle transporting currency to a government installation in 1969.

Mr. Rutledge was a native of Atlanta and a 1952 business administration graduate of the University of Georgia in Atlanta. He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

He was involved in real estate investments in the Washington area and helped found the Vienna Aquatic Club.

He was a former president and board member of the International Country Club in Fairfax.

His avocations included golf and genealogy.

His wife of 57 years, Jessie Anderson Rutledge, died in June 2002.

Survivors include a son; a daughter; a brother; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson.

Andrew John Parker

Engineer and Surveyor

Andrew John Parker, 46, a surveyor and civil engineer for Washington area concerns since the early 1980s, most recently for Greenman, Pederson Inc. of Laurel, died Dec. 31 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney after a heart attack.

He worked at VIKA Inc. in McLean, KCI Technologies in Hunt Valley, Md., and Gutschick, Little and Weber in Burtonsville, among other businesses. At Greenman, Pederson, he specialized in the use of global positioning systems.

Mr. Parker, who lived in Olney, was a Washington native and a 1974 graduate of the Bullis School in Potomac, where he was a recipient of the Founder's Award. He was a civil engineering graduate of the University of Maryland, where he had played rugby.

Survivors include his parents, John G. and Patricia W. of Olney; a brother, Bruce, of Wolftown, Va.; and two sisters, Pamela Parker of Olney and Rebecca Shuey of Frederick.

Seam Lim

Church Member

Seam Lim, 78, an Arlington resident who was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Washington, died Jan. 3 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She had diabetes and leukemia.

A native of China, she had lived in the Washington area since coming to the United States in 1981.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Ket Ngov of Arlington; six sons, Hour Ngov of Fairfax, Hok Ngov of Arlington, Hai Ngov of California, Ly Ngov of Florida, Tong Ngov of Cambodia and Ngoun Ngov of Chicago; three daughters, Eng Ngov of Portland, Ore., and Own and Kheng Ngov, both of Arlington; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Lillian Hall Steuart

Lifelong Resident

Lillian Hall Steuart, 94, a lifelong Washington area resident who was a charter member of Faith United Methodist Church in Rockville and had served as president of D.C. Chapter M of the PEO Sisterhood, died of a stroke Dec. 29 in Rockville at the National Lutheran Home, where she had lived for about three years.

Mrs. Steuart, a District native and former Chevy Chase resident, was a graduate of Eastern High School. She did clerical work for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. from 1927 to 1929 and for the State Department during World War II.

She was a life member and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star's Naomi Chapter No. 3 in Washington.

Her first husband, Jay V. Hall Jr., whom she married in 1929, died in 1966. Her second husband, Curtis S. Steuart, whom she married in 1973, died in 1995.

Survivors include three daughters by her first marriage, Phyllis H. Bruder of Silver Spring, Hilda H. Carpenter of Montgomery Village and Katherine H. Anderson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Meredith Williams Harpine

Intelligence Analyst

Meredith Williams Harpine, 55, who worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency for 31 years before retiring in May as an intelligence analyst, died of a liver ailment Dec. 31 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Fairfax.

She worked for the DIA in Lima, Peru, and Madrid before transferring to Washington in 1977.

Mrs. Harpine, who was born into an Army family in Texas, spent much of her youth in Spain and Latin America. A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, she received master's degrees from the National War and Defense Intelligence colleges.

She had served as vice president of the Northern Virginia council of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Her marriage to Douglas Harpine ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Paige "Beth" Harpine of Fairfax; and a sister.

Josephine Marie Minni

Government Worker

Josephine Marie Minni, 93, a retired government worker who had lived in the Washington area since 1937, died of a heart ailment Dec. 29 at Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in the Bedford Court assisted-living facility in Silver Spring.

She was a procurement clerk with the Census Bureau in the early to mid-1950s and then was a procurement administrative aide with the National Institutes of Health until retiring in the early 1970s.

Mrs. Minni, a native of Rochester, N.Y., lived in the District before moving to Wheaton in 1956 and then to Leisure World in Silver Spring in 1972. She moved to Bedford Court last year.

She helped found the Wheaton Marching and Chowder Society, a neighborhood social group, in the mid-1950s. She was a member of the sodality of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Leisure World. She also belonged to the women's auxiliary of the Rosensteel Council of the Knights of Columbus, the Mary Knights. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, painting china and Italian cooking.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Philip, of Bedford Court; two sons, Francis C. and Charles M., both of Upper Marlboro; a daughter, Jo Ann T. Bell, and a sister, Eve Fiore, both of Bowie; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

James Erik Martin

Computer Engineer

James Erik Martin, 36, who had been a computer engineer and software designer with Washington area companies since the late 1980s, died Dec. 28 at Georgetown University Hospital. He had colitis.

At the time of his death, he was working in the Sterling offices of Apptix. Over the years, he had worked for such concerns as Tandem Computers Inc. in Reston, iNet Corp. in Chantilly and Telligent Inc. in Vienna.

Mr. Martin, who came to the Washington area in 1988 and settled in Manassas, was born in Passaic, N.J., and raised in Doylestown, Pa. He was an engineering graduate of Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the marching band.

Survivors include his parents, Edward R. and Vivienne Martin of Doylestown; a brother; and a sister.