Virginia S. Smith, 60, museum secretary

July 18, 2004

Virginia S. Smith, a former secretary at Washington museums and a hospital volunteer, died of lung cancer Friday at Gingerbread Manor in Parkville. The former Roland Park resident was 60.

Born Virginia Scarlett in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, she attended the Calvert School, where she was a class president. She also attended Garrison Forest School and obtained her high school equivalency diploma.

She was a secretary at the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives and the Smithsonian Institution. She was also a Union Memorial Hospital volunteer and received an award for her service.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Survivors include her mother, Virginia Scarlett Barr of Baltimore; two brothers, William George Scarlett III ofConcord, Mass., and Robert Bacon Scarlett of Timonium; two sisters, Anne Scarlett Perkins of Baltimore and Amy Shimp of Phoenix; and eight nieces and nephews. A marriage ended in divorce.

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