Allyson Stuart Mann
Project Management Consultant
Allyson Stuart Mann, 50, a former senior project management consultant who tracked government contracts for Unisys Corp., died of cancer March 19 at Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Silver Spring.
Ms. Mann was born in Washington and raised in Silver Spring. After graduating from Montgomery Blair High School and Montgomery College, she received a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Florida Atlantic University. As a young woman, she taught at the Owl School in Washington. She was a production technician for TRW Corp. from 1984 to 1992 and then was a senior data technician for Hughes/STK in Lanham and a proposal specialist for Century Technologies Inc. in Silver Spring.
Before joining Unisys, she was a senior analyst with High Performance Technologies Inc. in Reston and a technical writer and projects planner and scheduler for Dynamics Research Corp. in Alexandria.
Ms. Mann was events coordinator for the D.C. chapter of the Microsoft Project Users Group and a member of the Project Management Institute. She was former area governor of Toastmasters International. She attended First Church of Christ Scientist in Chevy Chase. She wrote three novels and was a member of the Romance Writers of America.
Survivors include her mother, Frances Tucker Mann, and a sister, Marilyn Mann, both of Silver Spring.
H. Marc Moyens
Interpreter and Art Gallery Owner
H. Marc Moyens, 83, a retired chief interpreter for the World Bank who also co-owned the contemporary art galleries Gallery Marc and Gallery K, died of cardiac arrest April 8 at George Washington University Hospital. He had heart disease.
Mr. Moyens, an Alexandria resident, was born in Arles, France, and grew up in Marseilles. He was a graduate of the Sorbonne and spoke French, English, Spanish and Italian.
He settled in the Washington area in 1946 and did translation and interpretation work for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He also did freelance translation and interpretation work for such organizations as the International Monetary Fund, the Organization of American States and the World Heath Organization.
From 1952 to 1979, he taught economics in French at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. He worked for the World Bank from 1965 to 1985 and then continued to do freelance interpreting work.
He gave classical piano recitals in the 1950s, but a bicycling injury forced him to end that sideline.
In 1969, he opened Gallery Marc on P Street NW. His partners included Minnie Odoroff and then Komei Wachi, who was his companion of 36 years. Wachi became his partner in Gallery K, which succeeded Gallery Marc in 1975 and continues to operate on R Street NW.
Over the years, his galleries promoted established and new local artists.
He was a member of the Washington Performing Arts Society and a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington.
Besides Wachi, of Alexandria, survivors include two sisters.
Mary E. 'Beth' Winter
Mary E. "Beth" Winter, 54, a senior consultant with managed health care operations, died April 13 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She suffered a stroke April 12.
Ms. Winter, who lived in Vienna, was born in Piper City, Ill. She graduated from the University of Michigan, where she also received master's degrees in applied economics and public health.
Before moving to the Washington area in 1994, she lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., Los Angeles and Rockford, Ill., and was a business and health care consultant with such companies as Aetna, Kaiser, UCLA Medical Center and NYLCare. She was similarly employed in this area until her death.
Her marriage to Carl Fredrickson ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband, Robert O. Valdez, and their three children, Graciela, Ariel and Camila Valdez, all of Vienna; a son from her first marriage, Luke Fredrickson of Rockford, Ill.; her mother, Mary Hagen Winter of Rockford; two brothers; two sisters; and a granddaughter.