Maryellin “Lynn” Webb, 84, an artist who owned a small gallery in Manassas in the early 1990s, died Feb. 8 at the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir retirement community.
She had breast cancer, said her daughter Geneva Park.
During her six-decade career, Mrs. Webb designed greeting cards and did freelance work for newspapers, magazines and advertisers. Her work was shown at galleries including the Torpedo Factory and the American Horticultural Society in Alexandria. She wrote and illustrated a children’s book, “Beach Fun” (1999).
Maryellin Caroline Longacre was born in Pottsville, Pa. She studied at art schools in Philadelphia, Florida and Germany, where her husband was stationed with the Army.
Mrs. Webb’s memberships included St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria and the Legion of Mary, a Catholic lay organization. She did advocacy work with churches and other groups opposing abortion.
Her memberships included the Daughters of the American Revolution and military family support groups.
Her son James Webb died in 1985.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, retired Army Col. George S. Webb Jr. of the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir; six children, George Webb III of Madison, Va., Matthew Webb of Haymarket, Mary Cummings of Lorton, and Heather Webb, Peter Webb and Geneva Park, all of Alexandria; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
— Emily Langer