Virginia Hawkins Weitzel
Virginia H. Weitzel, office manager

Saturday, February 5, 2011; 12:35 AM

Virginia H. Weitzel, 97, who retired in the late 1970s as office manager of
Jack Faucett Associates, a Bethesda-based economics and public policy
consulting firm, died Jan. 25 at her home at the Ingleside at Rock Creek
retirement community in Washington. She had congestive heart failure.

Mrs. Weitzel spent a few years at Jack Faucett Associates after working for
several years as an administrative assistant with the Urban Institute.

She spent much of her early life as a Bethesda homemaker, and she was a
past officer of the Florence Crittenton Home for unwed mothers. She was a
member of National Presbyterian Church in the District
Virginia Hawkins was born in Bedford, Va., a town between Lynchburg and
Roanoke, and grew up in Washington. She was 1930 graduate of the old
Central High School and a 1934 graduate of George Washington University,
where she edited the yearbook and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi women's

In retirement, she became an expert on handmade lace and gave talks about
the vintage pieces she collected. She also created artworks in textiles,
needlework and paper, including quilts and decoupage. She exhibited her work
at the historic Woodlawn plantation in Fairfax County and other venues.

She moved to Ingleside at Rock Creek in 1997 and directed a greeting-card
recycling program that helped support the retirement community.

She enjoyed playing bridge.

Her marriage to F. Winfield Weitzel ended in divorce.

Survivors include four children, Lynn L. Weitzel of Littleton, Colo., James W.
Weitzel of Kansas City, Mo., Clare F. Mackie of Haverford, Pa., and Patricia
W. Gardner of Crofton; a brother; seven grandchildren; and 15

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