2011-05-12 / Obituaries

Mae Bumford Woodal

98, Wilmore, Pa

Mae Bumford Woodal, 98, Wilmore, Pa., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

She was born in Wilmore, Pa., and was a longtime resident of Arlington, Va.

She was the beloved wife for 60 years of the late Walter W. Woodal; loving mother of Penny Woodal Thorne and her husband, Brent, of Edgewater, Md., and Vicki Jane Woodal of Arlington, Va.; devoted grandmother of Amy Thorne Richardson and her husband, Kevin, of Davidsonville, Md., and Brandon Herrell Thorne and his wife, Allison, of Ashburn , Va.; cherished sister of Betty Etzell of Arlington, Va.; Ruth Tummino of Mechanicsville, Va.; Tom Bumford of Kississimme, Fla., and Catherine Bjork of Des Moines, Wash. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Kyle, Luke and Beau Richardson and Brogan and Cole Thorne.

She was a resident of Arlington for more than 65 years. She graduated Penn State University in State College, in 1935 with a degree in home economics. She volunteered her time with the Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital and was a leader for many years. She also was a precinct registrar for Arlington County and worked elections for over 40 years at the Yorktown High School location.

For many years, she used her sewing talents and worked for Ingeborg’s Boutique in Alexandria, Va., that specialized in making custom clothes for many of Washington’s elite. Upon retirement, she spent her time making crafts for family and friends. Her home welcomed family, friends and neighbors for 60 years.

Funeral services were held at Arlington Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Interment was conducted at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, at 2 p.m. following the service.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Capital Hospice, Attn: Philanthrophy Office, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042. Arrangements made by Arlington Funeral Home. www.arlingtonfunerals.com.

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