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Died of heart failure at home in Vienna, VA, on March 29, 2014, surrounded by her children. Ellen was born on August 19, 1926, in Washington, DC. She was the daughter of Wallace Dyer Cummins and Mildred Darne Cummins. She married Richard E. Dost, Sr. in June 1945 in Washington, DC. She is survived by her husband, her children: Richard E. Dost, Jr. (Karen), Louisa, VA, Ellen "Joann" Dost, Pebble Beach, CA, and Jacqueline Lee Dost, Vienna, VA; four grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A "Celebration of Her Life" will be held at a later date. In honor of her memory, contributions may be sent to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Ct., Falls Church, VA 22042. Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at

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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 8, 2014