Valerie W. Pendegraph, 47, Northeast High counselorValerie...

October 21, 1998

Valerie W. Pendegraph, 47, Northeast High counselor

Valerie Wolverton Pendegraph, a counselor at Northeast High School in Anne Arundel County, died Friday of heart failure at her Pasadena home. She was 47.

Mrs. Pendegraph had been a counselor at the Pasadena high school since 1993. Earlier, she had been a counselor at George Fox Elementary School and Brooklyn Park Junior-Senior High School.

Born in Chevy Chase, the daughter of a career Navy officer graduated from Coral Gables (Fla.) Senior High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1972 and a master's degree in guidance counseling in 1973, both from the University of South Florida.

Her professional memberships included the National Association of School Guidance Counselors and the American Counseling Association.

Her marriage to Claude Pendegraph ended in divorce.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. today at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave., in Riviera Beach.

She is survived by a sister, Andrea Metka of Miami; three nephews; and a niece.

Myrl "Steve" Stevens Jr., 64, DNR police officer

Myrl Edgar "Steve" Stevens Jr., a retired Maryland Natural Resources Police officer, died Monday of heart failure at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital. He was 64 and lived in Rock Hall.

Mr. Stevens, who formerly worked as a carpenter and charter boat captain, joined the Department of Natural Resources in 1968. He retired with the rank of corporal in 1988.

Born and raised in Bengies, Mr. Stevens was a Kenwood High School graduate.

As a youngster, he began working in his family's Seneca Park marina and operated the business until it was sold.

A resident of Rock Hall since 1973, he was a member of the Natural Resources Police Retired Officers Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.

He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.

Services for Mr. Stevens will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer St. in Chestertown.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Joan E. Hart; a son, Michael Stevens of Rock Hall; three daughters, Antoinette Legg of Wardensville, W.Va., Rose Wallace of Rock Hall and Patricia VanCulin of Galena; a brother, Timothy Stevens of Chase; three sisters, Irene Boyce and Katherine Williams, both of Seneca Park, and Suzan Muller of Delta, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/21/98

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