Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 15, 2014
MILDRED RYLAND WINSTON Life-long Arlington resident
Mildred Ryland Winston, the wife of the late Circuit
Court Judge William L. Winston, died January 13,
2014, at home. She was 92 years old.
Mrs. Winston was born October 11, 1921, to Robert
Alexander Ryland and Susan Hutchison Ryland of
Arlington at the Hutchison family home in Manassas,
VA. She grew up at her parents' home on Pershing
Drive and later on Highland Street. Mrs. Winston
attended Washington-Lee High School in Arlington
and graduated from Western High School (1937) in Washington, D.C., (now
Duke Ellington School of the Arts). She also graduated from Averett Junior
College in Danville and Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg where she
was a member of the Class of 1944.
Judge and Mrs. Winston were married October 1, 1949. She taught sixth grade
at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Arlington. Later, she was an antique dealer
and co-owner of Chesterbrook Consignment Shop in McLean.
Mrs. Winston was an avid reader. She loved British and Virginia history, old
houses and country roads.
She is survived by her four children, Joseph Ryland Winston of Richmond,
William Littleton Winston Jr. of Washington, D.C., Beverly Suzanne Winston of
Arlington and Ellen Winston Malick of Haymarket. Survivors also include seven
grandchildren and three great grand children.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Judge William Littleton
She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd.,
Arlington, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2014 at Clarendon United
Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St, Arlington.
Burial will take place at Prospect Hill Farm Cemetery in Haymarket.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the Arlington Historical
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