Neva Edmiston Goldthorpe, 101, a legal secretary and homemaker, died of congestive heart failure April 3 at Asbury Methodist
Village in Gaithersburg, where she lived.
|During the 1950s and 1960s, Mrs. Goldthorpe worked for the law firm of Pledger, Edgerton Richardson.
She was born in Yowell, Tex., and raised in Cane Hill, Ark. Her family moved to Washington in 1910, and she graduated from
Central High School and Strayer Business College. She also attended George Washington University.
During the 1920s, she held secretarial positions in several government agencies. In the late 1930s, she worked at the Federal
She was a member of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, the Chevy Chase Woman's Club, the Sibley Hospital
Guild, Webster Circle of Florence Crittenton and Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Association.
Her first husband, Paul W.H. Ontrich, died in 1940. They had been married for 13 years. Dr. J. Harold Goldthorpe, her husband
of 45 years, died in 1986.
Survivors include three daughters from her first marriage, Leslie Ontrich Andersen of Silver Spring, Lacy Ontrich Bentley of Green
Valley, Ariz., and Donna Ontrich Self of Fredericksburg; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two