Ouide Bilon


Ouide Bilon, 88, former director of Christian education at Georgetown's Christ Church, a Montgomery County school psychologist and a practicing gestalt psychotherapist for more than 30 years, died of heart disease May 28 at the Washington Home.

Dr. Bilon was born in New York City, graduated from Bryn Mawr College and received a master's degree from Union Theological Seminary in the same class as the radical pacifist David Dellinger. They later worked together in the Newark slums. Dr. Bilon received a doctoral degree in psychology from George Washington University.

While attending seminary in the 1940s, she was an editor of "The Witness," a monthly Episcopalian magazine. She wrote an article on why women should be ordained, basing her arguments on the writings of St. Paul. The church's general convention approved the ordination of women in 1976, and in 1990, the magazine's editor sent Dr. Bilon a letter commending her for her early research on the topic.

Dr. Bilon conducted the first anti-drug group program at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. She was founder and director of the Gestalt and Humanistic Therapy Institute of Washington and served on the board of the District of Columbia Psychological Association.

Her marriage to Edward R. Jones ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, George Bilon of Washington; a daughter from her second marriage, Jane Ann Bilon of Medford, Mass.; a sister; and a grandson.

Thomas Storer

Insurance Agent

Thomas Storer, 58, a Springfield insurance agent, died in his sleep May 21 at a Sandusky, Ohio, hotel while on vacation. The cause of death is under investigation by the Erie County coroner.

Mr. Storer was an agent with Nationwide Insurance Co. for more than 32 years. He first shared an office with his father, and more recently was working with his two sons. He took annual vacations with friends to ride roller coasters, which is what took him to Ohio.

Mr. Storer, a native Washingtonian, was a member of the first graduating class of Thomas Edison High School in Alexandria. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1968. After college, he joined the Navy and served in the Philippines and Scotland.

He was a member of the Springfield Lions Club and the Nova Networkers. He enjoyed travel, roller coasters, lighthouses and ballgames.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lynne Wilhide Storer of Springfield; two sons, Shane Storer of Springfield and Spencer Storer of Falls Church; a sister, Linda Whisenhunt of Springfield; and a granddaughter.

Judith Clavette Bastow

Defense Contracting Officer

Judith Clavette Bastow, 61, who handled contracts for the Department of Defense in the United States and Britain, died of cancer June 2 at her home in Columbia.

She joined the Defense Department as a civilian employee in 1965, working for two years before taking time off to raise her children. She rejoined Defense in 1984 and served as a civilian contracting officer at Fort Meade until 1990.

From 1990 to 1993, she was based in Yorkshire, England, as part of an international contracting team. She returned to Fort Meade in 1993 and retired in 2001.

Mrs. Bastow was born in North Attleboro, Mass., and graduated from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. After moving to Maryland in 1964, she taught ninth-grade science at Odenton Junior High School for one year. She and her family spent a year in California in the 1970s, then moved to England from 1977 to 1984.

She was president of the community association in the Bryant Square neighborhood of Columbia from 1994 to 1997.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Joel B. Bastow of Columbia; two sons, John William Bastow of Framingham, Mass., and Jeffrey Allen Bastow of Benton City, Wash.; a sister, Barbara Jane Walas of Columbia; and four grandchildren.

Ray Morse Theuret

Army Auditor

Ray Morse Theuret, 91, the former director of the Army Audit Agency, died June 3 at his home in Bowie of a fluid buildup in his lungs.

After he joined the Army Audit Agency in 1953, Mr. Theuret traveled frequently throughout the United States and the world to oversee the financial auditing of army facilities and contracts. At the time of his retirement in 1972, he was director of the agency.

He joined the federal government during World War II, auditing munitions factories in Philadelphia.

After moving to Washington in 1946, he worked for the General Accounting Office for three years, followed by two years with the Public Housing Administration. He spent a year with the CIA before he joined the Army Audit Agency.

Mr. Theuret was born in Chaplainsville, Pa., and worked in a zipper factory in Erie, Pa., before he became an accountant.

Since retiring, he had divided his time between Bowie and Pompano Beach, Fla. He enjoyed golfing and had made three holes-in-one. He was a longtime member and treasurer of National Memorial Church of God in Washington.

Besides golf, his primary interest in retirement was writing. He was a member of the Bowie Seniors Writers Group and wrote three books that were published by small presses between 1992 and 2000: "The Life and Times of Ray Theuret," "Army Audit Days" and a collection of short stories titled "Franklin Park." He also wrote many essays.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Alice Akerly Theuret; two children, Bonnie L. Walker and Richard Theuret, both of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Dana James Salamone


Dana James Salamone, 53, president of Salamone Turbo Engineering in Houston, died of complications from a kidney ailment May 27 at a hospital in Houston.

Mr. Salamone was born in Warsaw, N.Y., and moved to the Washington area as a child. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1974 and a master's degree in applied mechanics in 1977 from the University of Virginia. He received another master's degree, in business administration, from Houston Baptist University in 1984.

Mr. Salamone was a fifth-degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan karate. He studied in Okinawa in 1996.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Renee Jarrendt Salamone of Houston; his parents, Sam and Jo Salamone of Woodbridge; two brothers, Mark Salamone of Vienna and Chris Salamone of Dumfries; and a sister, Diana Kirtley of Manassas.