Mildred C. Duval, 99, a retired bookkeeper for the agency now known as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority,
died Feb. 4 of congestive heart failure at the Gables at Mount Vernon, an assisted living facility in Alexandria. She was a
longtime resident of Arlington County before moving to Alexandria in 2002.
Mrs. Duval was born in the District and graduated from Central High School in 1926. After her marriage in 1932 to George C.
Duval, a pharmacist for Peoples Drug, she took a job as a bookkeeper with the transit authority. She retired in the late 1960s.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband to New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain states and collecting Indian masks and jewelry.
They also amassed an extensive collection of Hummel figurines and proudly displayed what they called their "treasures" in the
basement of their home, near the year-round Christmas tree.
Her husband died in 1987.
There are no immediate survivors.
-- Joe Holley