Jeanne Roddy Mowe

Association Chief

Jeanne Roddy Mowe, 73, the executive director of the American Association of Tissue Banks for the past 20 years, died of cancer March 27 at her home in McLean.

In her role as Tissue Banks Association chief, Mrs. Mowe helped draft the first Standards for Tissue Banking and helped develop an inspection and accreditation program for tissue banks. The American Association of Tissue Banks is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the provision of transplantable tissues, including bone, skin and heart valves. The association's board of directors voted to award Mrs. Mowe its Distinguished Service Award posthumously and to rename the award in her honor.

Mrs. Mowe was born in Washington and attended Georgetown Visitation Academy and the Academy of the Holy Cross.

In the 1970s, she was manager of the public information office of the National Cancer Institute's operations division in Frederick.

She had served on the Surgeon General's Task Force on Organ Donation and on the executive committee of the American Council on Transplantation.

Mrs. Mowe's avocations included running, competing in triathlons, opera and classical music.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Donald E. Mowe of McLean; five children, Thomas Bayard Mowe and William Blake Mowe, both of Atlanta, John Roddy Mowe of Hamilton, Va., Deborah A. Mowe of Canaan Valley, W.Va. and Pamela B. Valeiras of Great Falls; and 12 grandchildren.

Christina Chambers Stephens


Christina Chambers Stephens, 87, a secretary in the public and private sectors for 26 years, died April 7 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She had a heart ailment.

Mrs. Stephens, a longtime resident of Arlington, was born in Philadelphia and moved to the Washington area in 1943. From 1956 to 1959, she was a secretary at several Arlington law firms. For more than a decade, she was a secretary at the Institute for Defense Analyses.

She was with the Peace Corps for two years, then was a secretary at the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council until she retired in 1981.

Her avocations included gardening and genealogy, and she did volunteer work at the National Genealogical Society, of which she was a member. She also did volunteer work for what was then the National Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Arlington.

She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Her marriage to Russell M. Stephens ended in divorce.

Survivors include three sons, Russell M. Stephens and George C. Stephens, both of Arlington, and Kevin L. Stephens of Silver Spring; a brother; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Barbara Ballard Harris

Technical Librarian

Barbara Ballard Harris, 71, a technical librarian and former Arlington resident who worked for such companies as Raytheon, Control Data and ROH, died of pneumonia April 4 at a convalescent home in Newport News. She had congestive heart failure and diabetes.

Mrs. Harris was born in Ohio, grew up in Delaware and came to the Washington area in the 1950s. She was a technical librarian from the 1970s until she retired in 1991. Upon her retirement, she moved to Delaware and then to Hampton, Va., where she was living when she died.

Her husband, Charles John Harris Sr., died in 1994.

Survivors include four children, Cindy Ogle of Hampton, Gwen Owens of Moravian Falls, N.C., Charles J. Harris Jr. of Falls Church and Guy Harris of Rancho Santo Margarita, Calif.; two sisters and a brother; and four grandchildren.

Paul R. Mattix Jr.

CIA Mechanical Engineer

Paul R. Mattix Jr., 80, a retired Central Intelligence Agency mechanical engineer who was also a master craftsman of antique reproduction furniture, died April 8 at Suburban Hospital from injuries sustained in a fall.

Mr. Mattix, of Potomac, was born in Detroit and raised in Silver Spring, where he graduated from Montgomery Blair High School. He was a 1943 engineering graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

During World War II, he served in the 8th Air Force in England.

He began his career as an engineer with the Nems & Clark electric company in Rockville. He then worked about 25 years for the CIA, until 1985.

His interests included gardening and architecture, and he designed his own decks. In his home woodworking shop, he created copies of Chippendale and Queen Anne furniture, as well as other tables, mirrors and chairs.

He had a black belt in karate.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ann Lykes Mattix of Potomac; a son, Paul R. Mattix of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

A daughter, Pamela A. Mattix, died in 1973.

Bryce 'Mickey' Pollard

Telecommunications Supervisor

Bryce "Mickey" Pollard, 70, a telecommunications supervisor who retired in 1987 from Andrews Air Force Base, died of cancer April 8 at Civista Hospital. A former resident of Brandywine, he lived in Indian Head.

Mr. Pollard was also a cartoonist whose work appeared in The Washington Post and the Maryland Independent in Charles County.

A native of Augusta, Ark., he served in the Army during the Korean War, after which he went to work for the Defense Department as a civilian.

His interests included gardening.

His marriage to Martha Baird ended in divorce.

Survivors include five children, Philip Wayne Pollard of Texas, James Norman Pollard of Hollywood, Marilynn Ann Kirk of Indian Head, John Raymond Pollard of Winter Haven, Fla., and Michael Alvis Pollard of Bryans Road; three brothers; a sister; and seven grandchildren.

Anne H. Lustig

Discovery Communications Executive Producer

Anne Hubbell Lustig, 40, an executive producer with Discovery Communications, died April 8 at her home in Washington. She had a brain tumor.

Mrs. Lustig joined Discovery's special programming unit in 1993 and contributed to documentaries on such subjects as the Watergate scandal, the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War and Nelson Mandela, the South African president and anti-apartheid icon.

She was coordinating producer of "Mandela's Fight for Freedom" (1995), which ran on the Discovery cable television channel and received an Emmy Award nomination for best background/analysis of a single current story.

From 1996 to 2002, she was executive producer for Discovery Communications's library production unit, where she executive-produced documentaries for the Discovery Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel and Animal Planet.

She also was executive producer of a series of middle-school science CD-ROMs that are among Discovery's best-selling classroom products.

At her death, she was executive producer of Discovery-produced visitors-center films for the National Park Service, as well as executive producer of programs for the Travel Channel about several national parks.

Mrs. Lustig, a Missouri native, was a communications graduate of the University of Missouri.

She was an income-maintenance caseworker for the Missouri Division of Family Services prior to settling in the Washington area in the late 1980s.

She did freelance production work prior to becoming an associate producer in 1989 at the Better World Society, a not-for-profit organization started by Ted Turner that produces television programs on world hunger, overpopulation and the environment.

Her memberships included Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington.

Survivors include her husband, Peter Lustig, whom she married in 1994; two children, Jack and Lily Lustig, both of Washington; her mother, Barbara Hubbell of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Bill Hubbell of Kansas City; and two sisters, Shelby Hubbell of Washington and Carly Hubbell of Kansas City.