Shiela Roy Peck, 70, the founder and owner of SRP & Associates, a public relations and marketing firm, died Dec. 30 at her home in Lothian.

John Stanton, a friend and former business associate, said she had lymphoma of the central nervous system.

Mrs. Peck started her public relations business in Florida in 1986 and transferred the operation in 1991 to Alexandria and later to other Northern Virginia locations. She specialized in real estate, hospitality and nonprofit organizations.

Shiela Nanette Roy was born in Lake Charles, La., and graduated in 1975 from Mississippi University for Women.

Her marriage to Air Force Col. Victor H. Peck ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons, Victor H. Peck Jr. of Capon Springs, W.Va., and Brett A. Peck of Arlington County; her mother, Hazel Roy of Deming, N.M.; two sisters; two brothers; and three grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes