Thelma W. Abbott

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On April 16, 2003, of Washington, DC and Linden, VA, at Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, VA. She was born on October 2, 1907 in Staunton, VA; daughter of Moore McDowell Whitesel and Minnie Fields Whitesel. Wife of the late John Shelley Abbott, Jr. She is survived by four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She held positions as administrative assistant and officer manager in the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government as well as in the private sector and retired from the US Senate in 1972. Private interment at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by ARLINGTON FUNERAL HOME.

Published in The Washington Post on May 11, 2003
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