LORENE LOWE MANN (Age 88)
Died of respiratory failure September 10, 2013
at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. The
widow of James P. Mann, MD, came from Detroit to
live in Mount Pleasant in Washington, DC, as a child
during the Great Depression, after her widowed
mother found work at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
After graduating second in her class from Central High School in 1942,
Lorene married James Mann in the midst of his fast-track education at George
Washington University and Medical School under a program to produce
physicians for the war effort. During the next decade, she raised their growing
family in the District of Columbia, New York City, upstate New York and
Tokyo, before settling near Annandale, VA when her husband entered private
practice at the end of the Korean War. For the rest of her life, Mrs. Mann
presided over her family at homes in Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William
Counties, cultivating special skills in art, gardening and cooking. Her husband
died in 1999 after retiring from the Food and Drug Administration.
Mrs. Mann was a resident of Goodwin House in Bailey's Crossroads, VA at
the time of her death, where she pursued her interest in art. She is survived by
three children: James P. Mann, Jr. of Mesa, Arizona, Richard E. Mann of
Woodbridge, Virginia and Kathryn M. Horlick of Washington, DC; seven
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, many of them living in the
A memorial service for Lorene Mann will be held on October 27, 2013 at 2
p.m. in the chapel at Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, 3440 S. Jefferson
Street, Falls Church, VA 22041.
Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of
Mrs. Mann to Easter Seals, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL
60606, www.easterseals.com, or to Bread for the City, 1525 7th St., NW,
Washington, DC 20001, www.breadforthecity.org.
Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.funeralchoices.com
Published in The Washington Post on September 29, 2013