Elizabeth C. Nolan, 94, who worked as an administrative assistant in the U.S. Air Force Surgeon
General's office from 1959 to 1973, died Dec. 19 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. The cause
was arteriosclerotic vascular disease.
Mrs. Nolan was a secretary at the Department of Agriculture from 1935 to 1941
Elizabeth Costello Nolan was born in the District, where she graduated from Western High
School in 1934 and from the Washington School for Secretaries in 1935.
She was married to Thomas Nolan, a baseball and basketball coach at Georgetown University, for
55 years until he died in 1996.
Mrs. Nolan, a lifelong resident of Washington until she moved to Chevy Chase in 1995, was a
40-year member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Northwest.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Ann Nolan of Chevy Chase and Kathleen Cortese of
Kensington; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.