|Barbara Ann Rivenburgh Hall
BARBARA ANN RIVENBURGH HALL
On Monday, January 30, 2017, in Ashburn, Virginia.
Beloved wife of 65 years to the late William Curtis Hall;
loving mother to Linda Hall Powell, Patricia Ann
McGough (Rick) and William Curtis Hall Jr. (Rima).
She was an adoring grandmother to Jennifer Powell
Lipnickey (Chris), Kathryn Powell Ramirez (Alex), Kevin
Billings, Amanda Billings, Kristina Hall, William Hall and
Michael Hall; great-grandmother to Amy and Nathan
Lipnickey, Izabelle and James Ramirez. She leaves
behind her caring sister, Elizabeth Rivenburgh Mayer
(John), sister-in-law, Barbara Hall Jennings and
brother-in-law, Brucks Hall.
She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Rivenburgh Crouch. She leaves behind nephews
and nieces and loving friends.
Born in 1922 in Philmont, New York, Barbara moved to Washington, DC with her father and
mother, Dexter Rivenburgh and Charlotte Vedder Rivenburgh in 1938. She graduated from
Woodrow Wilson High School (1940) and the University of Maryland where she was a
member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority (Beta, Beta chapter).
Her job during the war years was at the Bureau of Standards. She married William Hall in
1946. In 1952 she moved to Wheaton, Maryland with her family. She was active in the
Wheaton Ballroom Dancing Association and at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in
Silver Spring, Maryland. She retired with her husband to Keswick, Virginia in 1993. Barbara
moved to Ashburn, Virginia in 2012 after his death. She is remembered by family and friends
as a gracious hostess, a loyal friend and a lover of music. She was an accomplished piano
and organ musician and ceramic artist.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's name may be made to George Mason Center for
the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Mailstop 4C1, Fairfax, VA 22030.
The family will host a memorial service at a later date.
Inturnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.