Millard L. Gallop, 90, a retired Foreign Service officer who worked for the Agency for International Development, died June 23 at Capital Hospice of Arlington, and his wife, Renee L. Gallop, 84, a retired Commerce Department economist, died June 13 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. The cause of death for both was pneumonia.
The Gallops, Bethesda residents since 1964, had been married for 54 years. They met in 1946 at a friend's party in Washington, where both had moved to work for the federal government.
Mr. Gallop, who was born in Monroe, La., and raised in Cincinnati, served in the Army during World War II and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.
Earlier in his life, he jumped freight trains, worked as a farmhand, ran a bar in Arizona and imported jewelry from Mexico. In Washington, Mr. Gallop began his career at the War Production Board and then joined the Foreign Service in 1946.
Mrs. Gallop, a native of New York, was among the first women to graduate from City College of New York. She went on to receive a master's degree in education from Columbia University.
She moved to Washington during World War II to work on the staff of the War Manpower Commission. Later, she joined the Senate's Small Business Committee.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Mrs. Gallop accompanied her husband to Thailand and Japan, where he was an economist for AID. She taught English and remedial reading at an international school in Bangkok. She also did some work for the Fulbright Commission in Japan, interviewing Japanese scholars applying to study in the United States.
Mrs. Gallop resumed her civil service career in the mid-1960s, when she became an economist at the Labor Department. Mr. Gallop retired from AID in 1973, and his wife later transferred to the Commerce Department, from which she retired in the late 1980s.
Survivors include two children, Diane Gallop of Arlington and David Gallop of Bethesda; and two grandchildren.