Marian Jones Griffin
Annandale School Secretary
Marian Jones Griffin, 73, secretary at Pixieland-Pinecrest School in Annandale for more than 40 years, died July 12 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She had emphysema.
Mrs. Griffin also helped organize all fundraising activities at the school and played a key role in its remodeling.
She was born in Ladysmith, Va. She lived in Alexandria for 43 years.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Robert Griffin, and two sons, Michael Griffin and Bobby Griffin, all of Alexandria; a sister; and five grandchildren.
June Scanlon Evans
June Scanlon Evans, 83, a retired administrative assistant at the Department of Health and Human Services, died of acute pancreatitis July 17 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Annandale.
Mrs. Evans worked in the office of the HHS assistant secretary of public affairs and retired in 1989, after 39 years with the federal government.
She was born in Freeport, Ill. She served in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve -- known as SPARs -- during World War II and was stationed in New Orleans and Honolulu.
After moving to the Washington area in 1946, Mrs. Evans was employed by the U.S. Public Health Service. During her tenure at HHS, she also did special projects for the White House office of public affairs.
Mrs. Evans was a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and a member of the Women's Association of Northern Virginia.
A son, Thomas S. Evans, died in 1982.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Thomas G. Evans Jr. of Annandale; and two children, Patricia A. Evans of Kitzingen, Germany, and Richard H. Evans of Snowshoe, W.Va.
Charles Henry Perkins
Charles Henry Perkins, 77, a retired procurement specialist who researched contracts for the old Renegotiation Board, died of a heart attack July 17 at his home in Sterling, where he had lived for 11/2 years. He was a former resident of Vienna.
Mr. Perkins was born in Washington and raised in Chevy Chase. He graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and enlisted in the Army, serving in the Philippines. In 1950, he graduated with a business degree from the University of Maryland.
He then worked for the Navy Department in logistics and procurement for about 10 years. Afterward, Mr. Perkins joined the Renegotiation Board, the independent office created in 1951 to prevent profiteering on defense contracts. When Congress abolished the board in 1978, he retired.
He was in the Army Reserve for 30 years, retiring in 1980 as a colonel.
Mr. Perkins volunteered at Inova Fairfax Hospital, the Committee for Helping Others in Vienna, the Lions Club and the Westbriar Civic Association. He donated blood much of his life.
He was awarded a citation for his volunteer work by the Town of Vienna in 2001 and was a member of Vienna Presbyterian Church.
His wife of 49 years, Mary Ellen Park Perkins, died in 2002.
Survivors include three children, Patricia E. Perkins of Toronto, Lawrence H. Perkins of Herndon and William W. Perkins of Sterling; a sister, Penelope Harvison of White Oak; and four grandchildren.
Leonie Brodhead Morris
Meals on Wheels Volunteer
Leonie Brodhead Morris, 87, who served meals to the homeless in Bethesda and who volunteered with Meals on Wheels until a few months ago, died of cancer July 19 at her home in Bethesda.
Leonie Brodhead McCoy was born in Easton, Pa. Her mother died in childbirth, so at 3 weeks of age, she was brought to Washington to live with her grandparents, U.S. Rep. Joseph Davis Brodhead of Pennsylvania and his wife. She grew up on N Street NW, behind St. Matthew's Cathedral, attended Sacred Heart schools and in 1940 married John Dabney Morris in the chapel of St. Matthew's.
Mr. Morris, a Washington correspondent for the New York Times, died in a bicycle accident in 1975.
In addition to her volunteer work with Bethesda Cares, Mrs. Morris was active in her church, Our Lady of Lourdes, and worked in the school cafeteria long after her ninth child graduated.
Survivors include her children, Jon Nicholson Morris of Bluffton, S.C., Mary Cecile Durkin of Bethesda, Edward Joseph Morris of Tucson, William Gibbon Morris of Washington, Joseph Brodhead Morris of Silver Spring, Robert Dabney Morris of Nags Head, N.C., Leonie Havalchak of Corning, N.Y., Anne Morris of Bethesda and Margaret Morris Benzari of Washington; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.