Evelyn F. Casey, who did administrative work for the federal government and accompanied her husband on military assignments before becoming a Washington-area real estate agent, died June 20 at Howard County General Hospital. She was 86.

The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said her son Patrick Casey. Mrs. Casey was an Elkridge resident.

Mrs. Casey worked in the records department of the Walter Reed military hospital in the late 1940s and did administrative work at the National Institutes of Health in the late 1960s. She worked for the Food and Drug Administration before joining the Colquitt-Carruthers real estate agency in 1976. She retired in 1988.

During her husband’s Air Force career, she accompanied him on postings around the country, in France and in Alaska before it became a state.

Evelyn Louise Flynn was born in Medford, Mass., and moved to Washington as a child. She graduated from Coolidge High School in 1943 and from the old Wilson Teachers College shortly thereafter. During World War II, she volunteered at Walter Reed in the typing pool.

She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and belonged to the bridge clubs at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockville and the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring. She also belonged to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Her husband of 42 years, retired Air Force Maj. John J. Casey, died in 1989. Survivors include six children, Patrick Casey and Sean “Chris” Casey, both of Ellicott City, Maureen Dunn and Dennis Casey, both of Columbia, Michael Casey of Rockville and Kevin Casey of Elkridge; a brother, Richard Flynn of Columbia; a sister, Jane McDaniel of Lake Mary, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer