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Dr. Velma Eichhorn Harwood born May 14, 1914 at Metamora, Illinois died at her home in Arlington November 12, 2012. She was married to Kenneth C. Harwood and mother to Kenneth C. Harwood Jr. and Roy W. Harwood, grandmother of seven and great grandmother of seven.
She graduated from the University of Illinois and worked as a dietitian in Chicago before joining the Army in 1943 and married Kenneth in April. She worked at Hammond General Hospital in Modesto California until November 1945.
After raising her family she became a professor at the University of Maryland where she earned her Masters and Doctors degrees. She became a professor at the NOVA Community College at Annandale where she created programs for food service and restaurant management.
She was registered in the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery.
Funeral Mass will be Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace McLean, VA 22101. Columbarium Service at a date to be determined at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington, VA (22203).

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 18, 2012
Velma Eichhorn Harwood
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