ELIZABETH T.D. HOOFF

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HOOFF ELIZABETH TAYLOR DUNN HOOFF Elizabeth Taylor Dunn Hooff, 97, died at The Goodwin House, Bailey's Crossroads, in Falls Church, Virginia, on Friday, August 1, 2014. Mrs. Hooff was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in 1917, daughter of Houston Dunn and Elizabeth Elmslie Taylor. She was one of nine children. She graduated in 1936 from Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. She met her husband Charles Rapley Hooff, Jr. in Philadelphia. On October 14, 1938, they were married at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. When he joined the US Navy, she initially lived in Newport, RI, and later moved to Alexandria to be with his family. Most of her 72 years in Alexandria was at "The Hooff Cottage" near Seminary Hill. Professionally she began her career as a stock broker with Rouse, Brewer, Becker and Bryant in the 1960's. There were very few female stock brokers then. Later that experience gave her an opportunity to be the first female Director on the Board of the Burke and Herbert Bank. She belonged to the Mount Vernon Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Historic Alexandria Foundation; and the Hunting Creek Garden Club where she was active in the Christmas workshop, making wreaths of boxwood. Mrs. Hooff was very active during the formation of the American Horticultural Society. She was a member of the Belle Haven Country Club; the Old Dominion Boat Club; the City Tavern Club; and the Campagna Center of Alexandria, where she enjoyed learning French. She was for many years one of the hostesses of The Alexandria Assembly. She was a member and supporter of The Twig, which provides the Alexandria Hospital. She is survived by two children and five grandchildren: Charles Rapley Hooff III and wife Gudrun K. Hooff, of Belmont Bay, Lorton; and Caroline Taylor Hooff Norman and husband James T. Norman, of Alexandria. Her husband predeceased her in 1995. The five grandchildren are Maremi and husband Phillip Andreozzi, of Alexandria; Churchill Hooff and wife Jennifer, of Alexandria; Stephen Bierman Jr. and wife Olga, of Moscow, Russia; Janney and husband William Jay, of Alexandria; and Carlyle and husband Daniel Casella, MD, of Nashville, Tennessee. There are 12 great grand-children. The service will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt Street, Alexandria on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. The interment at Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King Street, Alexandria, will follow the service. The family will receive friends following the interment. There will be a visitation on Monday evening August 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Everly- Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Foundation, 228 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria 22314, or the Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria 22304, or the TWIG Foundation for Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria 22304 or any organization in which she was active. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Foundation, 228 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria 22314, or the Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria 22304, or the TWIG Foundation for Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria 22304 or any organization in which she was active.

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Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
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Published in The Washington Post from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2014
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