Dorothy Haynes "Dot" Kephart, 90, a former hairdresser at George Washington
University Hospital, died Dec. 2, 2007 of congestive heart failure at Sunrise at Hunter
Mill, an assisted living facility in Oakton.Mrs. Kephart was born in Rockville and grew up
in Southwest Washington. She graduated from Western High School (1934).
For about 75 years, she lived in the Glover Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington,
where she began her hairdressing career at home. She later became a hairdresser at
GWU Hospital, where she worked for more than 25 years until retiring at 65.
She was a former president of the PTA at Stoddert Elementary School and was a
member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, both in the District.
Her marriage to Thomas J. Haynes ended in divorce.
Her second husband, Homer O. Kephart Jr., died in 2000.
Survivors include a son from her first marriage, Thomas H. Haynes of Fairfax County;
two nieces she helped raise, Lorretta Polend of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Dottie
Hanson of Vienna; and two grandchildren.
-- Matt Schudel