Ellen Cronise Covey

Bank Teller

Ellen Cronise Covey, 85, a teller at various area banks, died of breast cancer Oct. 26 at Rockville Nursing Home. She was a Rockville resident.

Born at her home on St. Elmo Avenue in Bethesda, she was raised in a house built by her father on West Montgomery Avenue in Rockville, where it still stands. About 1924, she moved with her family to her maternal grandfather's homestead on Route 355 until it was sold and became one of the four farms that eventually made up Irvington Farm.

Mrs. Covey attended grade school in the old Rockville Academy and graduated from the old Richard Montgomery High School. She graduated from what is now Southeastern University in Washington.

She worked at a series of banks in the area for nearly 50 years, most notably American Security Bank. She retired from First Union Bank in the late 1980s.

Mrs. Covey was a member of the Potomac Rose Society since the 1950s and was on the group's board of directors at the time of her death. For many years she was an active member of Business and Professional Women and a volunteer at the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop in Rockville. In recent years she was a volunteer at the Rockville Senior Center and a member of the Woodley Gardens Garden Club. A member of the Rockville Methodist Church and of Triple F, she also was a devoted Rummikub player.

Her husband, Joseph M. Covey, died in 1968.

Survivors include her son, Joseph M. Covey of Rockville; a daughter, Margaret C. "Peggy" McCauley of Millbrae, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Sara A. Moultrie

Guidance Counselor, Volunteer

Sara A. Moultrie, 93, a retired junior high school guidance counselor who was active in civic and social organizations, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Oct. 22 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Moultrie was a guidance counselor at Bertie Backus Junior High School for about three years until she retired in the early 1980s. Earlier, she worked about 10 years at Shaw Junior High and before that at Eastern Junior High.

In the 1960s, she coordinated youth tutoring programs in the Shaw neighborhood. She also helped organize adult literacy programs sponsored by the Urban League and volunteered with the Red Cross.

She served on a board that established the Red Cross's Northeast Service Center and chaired the center's nursing and health committee.

She was a member of the D.C. Counselors Association, the American Personnel and Guidance Association, the National Capital Area YWCA, the National Capitol Law League, the Concerned Citizens Council of Washington and the Xi Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha social sorority.

Mr. Moultrie, who had lived in the Washington area since 1948, was a native of Wilmington, N.C. She graduated from West Virginia State College and received a master's degree in counseling and guidance from George Washington University.

She began her career in Wilmington as a junior and senior high school science and social studies teacher.

Her husband of 45 years, H. Carl Moultrie I, former chief judge of D.C. Superior Court, died in 1986.

Survivors include a son, Dr. H. Carl Moultrie II of Valparaiso, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

Robert Jackson

Electrical Engineer

Robert Jackson, 71, a NASA electrical engineer who designed and built spacecraft antenna systems, died of cardiac arrest Oct. 27 at a hospital in Peterborough, N.H.

For about 20 years, Mr. Jackson headed NASA's antenna technology section, which was responsible for the radio frequency systems used aboard spacecraft.

Working at the Goddard Space Flight Center, where he began his career in 1961, Mr. Jackson helped to develop the antenna systems and its support services for more than 25 unmanned space exploration missions.

He played a key role in such projects as the UK-1 and UK-2 international satellite programs and the Interplanetary Monitor Platform.

In 1988, he received the Presidential Design Award from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work on the International Ultraviolet Explorer, one of the world's longest-serving space observatory missions.

When Mr. Jackson retired from NASA in 1990, he went to work for McDonnell Douglas's Hubble space telescope project. There, he was mainly responsible for the instrumentation and communications subsystems.

He retired again in 1998 and moved to Hancock, N.H.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Vogel Jackson of Hancock; three children, Christopher Jackson of Silver Spring, Kathryn J. Barthelme of Towson, Md., and Robbyn Jackson of San Francisco; and a grandson.