Elaine King Albin
Billing Supervisor and Volunteer
Elaine King Albin, 59, a medical billing supervisor, librarian and volunteer, died of cancer Nov. 6 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Springfield.
Since moving with her family to Springfield in 1979, Mrs. Albin was a frequent volunteer with schools, libraries and her church. From 1998 to a month before her death, she was a medical billing supervisor at Healthcare Billing in Manassas.
She volunteered with Fairfax County Public Schools from 1985 to 1998 and privately assisted students with college applications. She was a volunteer librarian at West Springfield High School for several years and later a part-time employee of the library.
At Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Springfield, she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was active in the church's women's groups and its book club and in the 1990s coordinated a fundraising effort to buy a grand piano for the church. She served a term as a ruling elder and oversaw its outreach programs, including blood drives and adopting a school, Henry T. Blow Elementary School in the District.
Mrs. Albin was born in Parma, Ohio, and graduated from Western College, now part of Miami University in Ohio. She received a master's degree in English in 1968 and a master's in library science in 1973, both from the University of Chicago. She also studied Latin, French, German and Arabic.
From 1971 to 1972, she taught English at the American University in Cairo. For the next four years, she worked in the library at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1976, she returned with her family to Egypt, where she did volunteer work. After two years in Springfield, she lived in Egypt again from 1981 to 1985. She had lived in Springfield continuously since 1985.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Michael Albin of Springfield; two children, Miriam Albin Bradley of Falls Church and Matthew Albin of Fredericksburg; a brother; and a sister.
Fakhri Nemazee, 81, one of Iran's earliest female entrepreneurs, died of complications of congestive heart failure Nov. 8 at the American Hospital of Paris. She lived in Paris.
Mrs. Nemazee was a Washington resident from 1948 until 1980. She was married to the late Mohammed Nemazee, who became a member of the Shah of Iran's cabinet and a philanthropist who founded a hospital and nursing school. He died in 1972.
Born in East Isfahan, Iran, Mrs. Nemazee came to the United States in 1948 and 10 years later founded Fakhr Iran Textiles, a textile manufacturing company. She served as it chief executive until 1964.
In 1980, she moved to New York and then to Paris.
She was active in the Iran Foundation, which works for the advancement of education and health care in Iran.
Her marriage to her first husband, F. Mahbod, ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children from her first marriage, Shahla Cisneros of London and John Mahbod of Pittsburgh; two children from her second marriage, Hassan Nemazee of New York City and Susie Nemazee of Ankara, Turkey; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Marjorie Isabelle Ash Stanfield
Marjorie Isabelle Ash Stanfield, 83, a Northern Virginia resident since 1974 who was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church in McLean, died of pneumonia Nov. 5 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church.
Mrs. Stanfield, who lived in McLean, was born in Havana, N.D., and raised in Milnor, N.D. She graduated from a nursing school in Breckenridge, Minn., and worked at a hospital in Bremerton, Wash., for about two years, until 1945.
That year, she married James Clay Stanfield, a Marine Corps officer who later retired as a colonel. She accompanied him on his military assignments to Bangkok, Hawaii and throughout the continental United States.
Upon settling in the Washington area, they lived first in Annandale, where she was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. In 1991, she moved to the Vinson Hall military retirement home in McLean.
Her husband died in 1996. A son, William John Stanfield, died in infancy in 1945.
Survivors include three children, James Clay Stanfield Jr. of Carrollton, Tex., Anne Stanfield-Hagert of Philadelphia and Jane Marie Stanfield of Lakewood, Calif.; a sister; and four grandchildren.
William D. Evans Jr.
Senior Assistant County Attorney
William D. " Bill" Evans Jr., 61, senior assistant county attorney in Anne Arundel County, died Oct. 31 of a heart attack while on a weekend trip in Hot Springs, Va. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Evans, formerly in private practice in Washington, joined the Anne Arundel Office of Law in 1998 and was employed there at the time of his death.
He was a native of Memphis and graduated from Vanderbilt University. He also received a law degree from the University of Tennessee and a master's of labor law from Georgetown University.
In the late 1960s, Mr. Evans worked for the FBI in New York, where he met his wife. After marrying, the couple moved to Memphis, where Mr. Evans was a partner with the law firm of Glankler, Brown, Gilliland, Chase, Robinson and Raines until 1982.
He moved to Washington in 1982 to work in the environmental enforcement section of the Justice Department. From 1986 to 1998, he was in private practice in Washington, specializing in environmental and labor law. He also wrote articles about the environment and labor laws for various publications.
In 1989, he was honored by the Tennessee Bar Association with the Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing. He was in Who's Who in American Law, America and the World.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the District.
His wife, Eileen McKenna Evans, died in January.
Survivors include three sons, William D. Evans III of Washington, Carter M. Evans of New York and Alexander B. Evans of Knoxville, Tenn.; and his mother, Maxey Carter Jackson of Memphis.
Beverly Batchelder Harrison
Beverly Batchelder Harrison, 80, a school secretary in Prince George's County, died Oct. 30 at the Morningside House assisted living facility in Laurel. She had Alzheimer's disease.
Mrs. Harrison spent 17 years as a school secretary at Benjamin D. Foulois Elementary School and later Benjamin Stoddert Middle School before retiring in the late 1980s.
She was a native of Washington but, as the daughter of a Marine Corps general, spent part of her childhood overseas. She graduated from McKinley High School in 1941 and the University of Michigan in 1945.
She had lived in Suitland since the mid-1950s and had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church in the District since 1949. She taught Sunday school and was secretary for the education board of the church. She also was a Girl Scout troop leader and an election official for the Republican Party in Prince George's.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Junius Henry Harrison of Suitland; five children, Robert Henry Harrison of Arlington, Lorna Jean Harrison of Silver Spring, Russell Edward Harrison of Hyattsville, Andrew Jennings Harrison of Bethesda and Dr. Peter Newton Harrison of Cumberland, Md.; a sister, Betty Batchelder Glickert of Annapolis; and a brother, Merton Jennings Batchelder Jr. of McLean.