Mary Josephine Henneberger Hall

Published in The Capital on Mar. 11, 2014

HALL, MARY JOSEPHINE, age 80, a
longtime resident of Sherwood Forest,
Maryland, died on March 4 at Assisted Living
Well Compassionate Care in Millersville,
Maryland, of complications from Alzheimer's
Disease. She had fought the disease for more
than a decade.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1933, at the old Sibley Hospital in
Washington, D.C., and was the daughter of the late Clara Marie
Glasgow and Charles Milton Henneberger Jr.

Her family was one of the first to live in Greenbelt. In 1941, they moved
to Anacostia, and she graduated from
Anacostia High School in 1951.
That same year, her family moved to Langley Park and she attended the
University of Maryland. She was a member of AOPi sorority and a
varsity cheerleader for the Terps football and basketball teams. It was at
UM that she met her husband, Blair "Buzz" Hall, whom she married in
1954. The family lived in Silver Spring until 1960, when they moved to
Sherwood Forest, Maryland.

She accompanied her family to various posts where her husband, an
analyst with the National Security Agency, was stationed--including
Alabama, Japan, Taiwan and England. While living in Japan, she studied
pottery, sumi-e and ikebana with Japanese masters. She also taught
English at the Seitoku Gakuen school for girls in Tokyo. When living in
the States, she worked as a floral designer for Woodward & Lothrop
and for local restaurants in the Annapolis area. She was also a docent for
the William Paca House in Annapolis.

She was an avid tennis player for more than 50 years, and a longtime
runner and racer for more than 30 years.

She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, and five children:
Blair Jr. (Valerie), Singapore; Kevin (Rosanne), Crownsville, Maryland;
Alison (R‚al), Chester, Maryland; Lesley, Arlington, Virginia; and Todd
(Elaina), Kailua, Hawaii; as well as six grandchildren.

Her brother, George Henneberger, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at the Sherwood Forest Clubhouse on
May 3. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Alzheimer's
Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090        6011 or  
http://act.alz.org/goto/maryjohall