- The Washington Times - Monday, May 1, 2006

Bernice W. Yeager, a former government worker, died April 13 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her home in Springfield. She was 87.

Mrs. Yeager was born and raised in Escanaba, Mich. After high school, she worked in Milwaukee before becoming an employee of the Railroad Retirement Board in the District in the early 1940s.

During World War II, Mrs. Yeager moved with her agency to Chicago, where she also attended Northwestern University. She married William P. Yeager in 1946 and then moved back to the D.C. area, where she lived for the rest of her life.

After raising her three daughters, Mrs. Yeager returned to government service and worked for the Navy. She retired in 1979 as a budget analyst.

Mrs. Yeager lived in Falls Church for 36 years, until the death of her husband in 1999.

She was active in Assumption Catholic Church in the District and St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and other organizations for several years after her retirement. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling and reading.

Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Allard of Springfield, Kathryn Yeager of Arlington and Janice Foss of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; a sister, Mary Anderson of Escanaba, Mich.; and four grandchildren.

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