Evelyn Doris Wallace Glading, 88, a Washington native who belonged to several local churches and cared for the elderly, died May 22 of
pneumonia at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Fairfax City.
Mrs. Glading was a graduate of Washington's former Central High School. She also attended Strayer University. She lived in Dunn Loring
from 1944 to 1975, when she moved to Fairfax.
She was an accountant and bookkeeper at her brother-in-law's car dealership for several years in the 1930s and 1940s and later worked
as an Avon representative. From about 1958 to 1968, she provided food, cleaning and other assistance to the elderly.
Mrs. Glading was born with a disability that left her right arm partially paralyzed. She later became an advocate with school authorities and
other officials for her daughter Dorothy, who had polio.
She was a member of Oakton Church of the Brethren from 1945 to 1975. She then belonged to Reality Gospel Church in Alexandria for 10
years before becoming a member of Victory Fellowship Ministries in Newington from 1986 to 2001. For the past five years, she was a
member of First Assembly of God Church in Alexandria. On Mother's Day, she received an award as the oldest mother in her congregation.
Her husband of 60 years, William H. Glading, died in 2002.
Survivors include three children, Edward Glading of Hague, Va., and Dorothy Glading and George Glading, both of Fairfax; a sister, Lulu
Restoff of Gaithersburg; a brother, Bob Wallace of Springfield, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.