Virginia Newall Armat; February 16, 2010
She began her lifelong career as a tremendously talented and versatile jazz pianist in that area before traveling south with all-girl groups and orchestras. She also worked at the American Red Cross and The Washington Star. A long-time Washingtonian, she was a proud member of the Women''s Auxiliary of the Washington Hospital Center for more than 30 years. Besides her daughter, she also leaves her devoted son-in-law Robert H. Hurt; and adored granddaughters, Emma Newall Hurt and Louisa Hunter Hurt. Funeral arrangements by Gawler''s, with a private interment in the Columbarium of Arlington National Cemetery in May.
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