Vivian N. Elkins
U-Md. President's Wife
Vivian Noh Elkins, 87, a longtime volunteer at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore who also was the wife of university president Wilson H. Elkins, died Dec. 1 at her home in Hyattsville after a stroke.
Mrs. Elkins was a native of Clarkson, Neb., and a 1938 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska. The next year, she married Thomas G. Andrews and soon after settled in the Washington area. Andrews was a professor and chairman of the psychology department at the University of Maryland until his death in 1967.
Afterward, she spent a few years as assistant editor of publications in the university's zoology department.
She married Elkins in 1972 and helped him with hosting duties until he retired from the president's job six years later. They then traveled widely and did volunteer work for the International Executive Service Corps, a nonprofit business development organization. Wilson Elkins died in 1994.
Mrs. Elkins's memberships included the American Association of University Women as well as gardening, book and bridge clubs.
Survivors include two sons from her first marriage, Tom Andrews of Lyons, Colo., and Bruce Andrews of Manhattan, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Carole Neal of Lewes, Del., and Margaret Frost of Redding, Conn.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary Lillian Moore
Sandy Spring School Official
Mary Lillian Murphey Moore, 90, who retired from the Sandy Spring Friends School in 1984 as director of alumni relations, died Nov. 14 at the Friends Nursing Home in Sandy Spring. She had dementia.
Trained in home economics, Mrs. Moore began working at the school in 1960 as a dietician.
A longtime resident of Sandy Spring, she was active in community groups, including the Women's Mutual Improvement Association.
At the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting, she was a former clerk and member of several committees. At the Sandy Spring Museum, she was assistant registrar from 1980 to 2000.
Mrs. Moore was a native of Augusta, Ga., and a graduate of what is now Georgia College and State University. She taught home economics at a high school in Marietta, Ga., before settling in the Washington area in 1939.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, S. Brook Moore of Sandy Spring; three children, Florence Grasso of East Hardwick, Vt., J. Lewis Moore of Sandy Spring and S. Brook Moore II of Halfway, Ore.; and two grandsons.
Jerry D. Florence
AARP Senior Executive
Jerry D. Florence, 57, who was group executive officer for membership at AARP and director of the organization's foundation, died Nov. 28 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda after a heart attack.
Mr. Florence, a Bethesda resident, joined AARP about two years ago as director for member value.
Earlier, he lived in Los Angeles, where he was president of his own company, E-Med-Net, an internet digital database management company. Previously, he had been a marketing executive for Nissan and General Motors.
Mr. Florence was a native of Wichita and a minor-league baseball prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization.
Leaving baseball behind, he graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in chemistry and worked as a research chemist for General Electric.
He also attended executive management programs at Penn State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
During his career, Mr. Florence held leadership positions with community service and social organizations. He was past president of the Nissan Foundation, chairman of the Infinity Fund for Brain Tumor Research at UCLA and a board member of the Smithsonian Institution.
In 1999, President Clinton appointed Mr. Florence to a five-year term on the National Museum Services Board, which provides policy advice on museum programs.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Winifred Florence, and their son, Michael Florence, both of Bethesda; his parents, Alsie and Rosa Florence of Wichita; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Everett J. Sherman Jr.
Everett J. Sherman Jr., 66, a retired project manager for a defense contractor, died of leukemia Nov. 29 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was a Reston resident.
Mr. Sherman, an engineer by training, retired two months ago from Sytex Inc. He previously worked 20 years for GTE and 15 years at the former Digital Equipment Corp.
He was born in Baltimore and was one of the first African American students to attend and graduate from Baltimore's all-white public preparatory high school, Polytechnic Institute. He also graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore.
He had lived in the Washington area for the past 22 years and was a volunteer substance abuse counselor to inmates at the Fairfax County jail.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Gertrude D. Sherman of Reston; two children, Jay Sherman of New York and Janine S. Barrois of Los Angeles; and two sisters.
Conrad B. Wyvell
Real Estate Agent
Conrad B. Wyvell, 90, a lifelong Washington area resident who worked for more than 45 years as a real estate agent, died of pneumonia Nov. 24 at Casey House in Rockville.
Mr. Wyvell was born in Washington and graduated from Western High School. He attended George Washington and Duke universities before entering the Navy during World War II. He served as a flight instructor and saw combat as a pilot in the Pacific.
Returning to Washington after the war, he worked briefly for the American Automobile Association evaluating hotels. He then worked for real estate firms, including Samuel E. Bogley Inc. and the Shannon and Luchs Co.
In recent years, he worked part time for Richmond American Homes providing information at model houses.
He was a member of the Bethesda Rotary Club and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.
His wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Wyvell, died in 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Preusser of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, John Wyvell of Thurmont; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Ann Jamerson Granger
NIH Research Assistant
Ann Jamerson Granger, 46, a research assistant for the National Institutes of Health, died of breast cancer Nov. 28 at her home in Kensington.
Ms. Granger had worked at NIH's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism since 1989.
She was born in Charleston, W.Va., and moved to the Washington area when she was a child. She graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and attended Lynchburg College in Virginia.
She enjoyed painting, jewelry making and photography, and two of her photos hang in Strathmore Hall in Rockville.
Her marriage to Christopher N. Granger ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, Julie A. Granger and Kevin C. Granger, both of Kensington; three sisters, Lynette Felton Jamerson of Kensington, Beth Jamerson Israel of Kensington and Laura Quinn Jamerson of Portland, Ore.; and a brother, John Willard Jamerson III of Kensington.
Jane Ann Diglio
Jane Ann Bodtke Mallm Diglio, 84, a retired speech pathologist, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 25 at Virginia Hospital Center. She was a resident of McLean and Earlysville, Va.
Mrs. Diglio worked in Fairfax County as a speech pathologist from 1966 until 1986. A cheerful and positive woman, she enjoyed working individually with students and took pride in their accomplishments.
She was born in Des Moines and grew up in Peoria, Ill. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., and received a master's degree from Bradley University in Peoria in 1952.
Mrs. Diglio taught elementary school in Peoria; Lodi, Calif.; Panama City, Fla.; and San Antonio. She moved to the Washington area in 1966.
She was a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Phillip Michael Diglio of McLean and Earlysville; two children, Deborah K. Valcour of Sterling and Jeffery Paul Diglio of McLean; a brother; a sister; and three grandchildren.
Agnes Baldwin Whitener
Agnes Marie Baldwin Whitener, 75, an orchestra teacher in Fairfax County public schools, died Nov. 28 from the effects of a stroke at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Springfield.
Mrs. Whitener was born in Matoka, W.Va., and grew up in Beckley, W.Va. She received a bachelor's degree in music (1952) and a master's degree in education (1954) from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
She taught English in Albuquerque public schools and at an American Air Force base in Japan. She lived in the Washington area from 1962 to 1966 and then returned to Albuquerque and taught high school band.
Mrs. Whitener settled permanently in Springfield in 1970 and became an orchestral-music teacher in Fairfax schools. She taught all age levels, and in her first year she taught at nine schools as a roving instructor.
She expanded the orchestra program at Robert E. Lee High School from two students to more than 50, and she also taught at Key Intermediate School, Poe Middle School, Holmes Middle School and Springfield Estates Elementary School. Her school orchestras won many awards, and Mrs. Whitener initiated a series of concerts by high school students for preschool and kindergarten children. She retired in 1989.
Mrs. Whitener served on the board of the National School Orchestra Association and played viola in the Fairfax Symphony. She was a member of Springfield United Methodist Church for 35 years and sang in its choir. She was also an assistant Girl Scout leader in Springfield.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Carr C. Whitener of Springfield; two daughters, Jill Laurie Campbell of Glendale, Ariz., and Robin Whitener Wilkins of Atlanta; a sister; a brother; and five grandchildren.