Elizabeth F. Tomlinson, 79, who worked as a sales clerk at Garfinckel’s and as a teller at various banks in the Washington area in the 1970s, died July 10 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

The death was confirmed by her sister-in-law, Linda Coates. Mrs. Tomlinson had a stroke several days after losing electricity and air conditioning at her Falls Church home during the thunderstorms of June 29.

Elizabeth Dora Fye was born in Clarence, Pa. She was a bank teller and secretary in Pennsylvania before settling in the Washington area about 1970.

Mrs. Tomlinson was a former member of the parent-teacher association at Beech Tree Elementary School and belonged to the Lucky Loafers Bowling League in Falls Church.

She was a campaign volunteer for Democratic political candidates and a poll worker until shortly before her death. After her death, her collection of more than 1,200 ceramic and porcelain cat figurines was donated to a Catholic charity, her sister-in-law said.

Her son, Mark R. Tomlinson, died in 2006. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, William F. Tomlinson of Falls Church; and two sisters.

— Emily Langer