Robert Whitaker Kidwell, 90, a retired Washington area real estate appraiser and auctioneer, died of congestive heart failure
March 10, 2006 at Holy Cross Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. Kidwell appraised commercial, residential and industrial properties during a 40-year career with Thomas J. Owen and Son
Inc. in Washington. He retired from the firm as an executive vice president in 1979.
Mr. Kidwell was a past president of the D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and a former member of
the Silver Spring Lions Club.
He was born in Yakima, Wash., and raised in the District, where he graduated from Central High School and Benjamin Franklin
He joined the Army during World War II and served as a staff sergeant in the Philippines.
His wife, Jacqueline Margaret Stancliff Kidwell, died in 2000 after 60 years of marriage.
Survivors include two sons, Wilson S. Kidwell of Gaithersburg and Robert C. Kidwell of Olney; five grandchildren; and five