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