Olive Ann Lykes Mattix
Olive Ann Lykes Mattix, 80, a volunteer and a longtime member of the Bethesda Women's Club, died of congestive heart disease Oct. 11 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She was a resident of Potomac.
Mrs. Mattix, a volunteer for more than 40 years with the auxiliary of Suburban Hospital, showed up for her volunteer shift there a few days ago and was hospitalized for heart disease.
She was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of a prospector, and moved from town to town as a child. She developed an engaging wit and outgoing personality in response to those constant moves, she later said. Her family had deep roots in the South; property in South Carolina had been granted to the Lykes family by the king of England in the 18th century. An apparently ungrateful relative rode with Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion in the guerrilla war against British troops during the American Revolution.
Mrs. Mattix had her own brushes with fame: She took a plane ride with pioneering aviator Wiley Post as he barnstormed across the country, and as a child, she happened to enter an elevator filled with FBI agents and gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd in handcuffs. "Take the stairs, little girl," the FBI agents told her, she said.
After her father died and her mother moved to Washington to look for work during the Depression, she lived with relatives in Ardmore, Pa. She attended the University of Maryland.
Her husband of 58 years, Paul R. Mattix Jr., died in 2003. A daughter, Pamela Ann Mattix, died in 1973.
Survivors include a son, Paul R. Mattix III of Baltimore, and two grandchildren.
Barbara Jean Mauzy
Educator and Caregiver
Barbara Jean Mauzy, 65, a retired teacher and caregiver, died Oct. 17 in her Bethesda home of complications from colon cancer.
Ms. Mauzy taught fifth and sixth grades in Montgomery County for more than 25 years. During her career, she taught at Bradley Elementary (now Bradley Hills Elementary) in Bethesda, Georgetown Hill Elementary in Rockville and Greenwood Elementary in Brookeville.
After retiring in 1985 from Greenwood, she became the primary caregiver for her younger sister, who was disabled by cerebral palsy and a stroke that occurred in 1973. She also helped care for three nieces after the loss of their mother to lymphoma in 1982.
Ms. Mauzy, born in Pittsburgh, was an Army brat and proud of it. She received a bachelor's degree from Towson State College and a master's degree in early childhood education from American University.
Her hobbies included reading, gardening and correcting everyone's grammar with wit and a sparkle in her eyes.
Survivors include her sister, Nancy Mauzy of Bethesda.
Sarah Cleo Margrave
Sarah Cleo Margrave, 85, a finance officer with Fairfax County public schools, died Oct. 10 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She had heart disease.
Mrs. Margrave worked in the school system's finance office from 1968 until 1989, when she retired. She had lived in Springfield since 1967.
She was born in Sharps Chapel, Tenn., and attended Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn. She lived with her family in the Baileys Crossroads section of Fairfax County from 1954 to 1956.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, James B. Margrave of Springfield; three children, Rebecca Deopere of Rock Island, Ill., William James Margrave of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Robert Edward Margrave of Springfield; a sister; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.