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VIVIAN HALLIDAY QUEISSER (Age 90)
Of Arlington, VA peacefully passed away on November 8, 2012 She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Curtis Queisser and daughter Theresa Queisser. She is survived by daughters Judith Reiner of Arlington, VA, Janet Queisser of Richmond, VA and Carolyn Leclere of Roseville, CA, sons-in-law Ronald Reiner and Michael Leclere, also grandchildren Andrew Ofiesh of Arlington, MA, Alan Reiner of Silver Spring, MD, Rebecca and Michelle Leclere of Roseville, CA. She is also survived by a sister Audrey Mackey of Davidsonville, MD.
Vivian was born March 6, 1922 and grew up with five siblings on N. Nelson Street in Arlington. She graduated from Washington and Lee High School. She started ice skating in 1942 with the Washington Figure Skating Club where she met her husband and ice dance partner Richard. They were married in 1945. In 1946 they won the US National Silver Dance Championship. They went on to skate and ballroom dance during their active adult lives. Vivian ran a successful dress making business out of her home where she designed specialty clothing for first ice skaters and then ballroom dancers. In her later years she enjoyed painting and bridge. As a lifelong animal lover, she recounted colorful stories of her cherished pets from childhood through senior years. Her vitality and good cheer will be greatly missed.
Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 15, 2012