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Obituaries

Obituaries

Virginia Harrison Elliott 1918 - 2006 Washington, D.C.

A memorial service for Virginia Harrison Elliott, 87, Falls Church, Va., was at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.Mrs. Elliott died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Fairfax Hospital.She was born on March 15, 1918, in St. Louis. She attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1940 and a doctorate in anatomy in 1959. She also received a Master of Arts in physical education from Columbia University Teachers College in 1944.She was director of the John Roberts Powers Modeling School Posture Programs in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York from 1943 to 1946.Mrs. Elliott was assistant professor of physical education at Mary Washington College from 1946 to 1948. She was on the faculty of Oregon State University from 1948 to 1959. From 1959 to 1964 she was on the anatomy faculty of the Department of Military Medicine and Surgery at the Army Medical Academy at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio. She was founder and first director of the Army's Research Laboratory for Electromyography. She was an honorary fellow in physical education at the University of Wisconsin from 1956 to 1959. She was a member of Sigma Delta Epsilon, American Association of Anatomists and a life fellow of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.Mrs. Elliott also was a member of the Texas Academy of Science and Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C. She served on the Board of Visitors for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also served as a member of the Wisconsin Campaign Committee and Bascom Hills Society.She married William Marsh in 1964. He died in 1986. She married George W. Elliott in October 1991. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a stepson, Bill Elliott, Albuquerque, N.M.; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Roberts, Vienna, Va., and Catherine Dimino, Ashland, Ore.; a brother, Robert P. Harrison, Lawrence, Kan.; and two granddaughters.