Jean M. Aylor, coordinator, volunteer
— Lauren Wiseman The Washington Post Published: June 1, 2011
Jean M. Aylor, 91, a coordinator in the State Department’s Office of Inter-American
Affairs from 1940 to 1948, died May 17 at the Arbor at BayWoods, an assisted-living
facility in Annapolis, of complications from a heart attack.
Jean Andrea Miller, a native Washingtonian, was a 1936 graduate of Western High
School. In 1940 she received a bachelor’s degree in political science from American
During the 1960s, she volunteered with the Head Start program and at the Columbia
Lighthouse for the Blind.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Glen Forest Community
Association, both in Fairfax County, which was where she had been a resident from 1955
until she moved to Annapolis in 2005.
Her husband of 53 years, John H. Aylor, died in 2001. Survivors include three children,
Cheryl Aylor of Greenbackville, Va., John R.B. Aylor of Harwood, Md., and Joan A. Kirby
of Burke; a sister; and four grandchildren.