- The Washington Times - Monday, September 12, 2005

Janet Koolage Harrison, a longtime area resident, died July 22 at Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center in Arlington. She was 91.

She graduated in 1935 from the University of Cincinnati, where she was president of the Women’s Senate, active in Kappa Alpha Theta and a member of the Mortar Board Society. She was listed in Who’s Who Among American College Women.

Mrs. Harrison was active in the Cincinnati Women’s Club and Potomac Presbyterian Church, where she and her husband were founding members.

She was married for 63 years to the late W.E. Harrison, a World War II veteran and Armco Steel retiree formerly of Potomac.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Harrison Bentzen of Arlington; two sons, Charles William Harrison of Stockton, N.J., and Robert Edward Harrison of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity.

Myra F. Rand, 90,Red Cross volunteer

Myra F. Rand, a Red Cross volunteer and area resident for 60 years, died Sept. 7 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington after suffering a stroke. She was 90.

Born in Pomeroy, Wash., in 1915, she was raised on a wheat and cattle ranch before electrification came to rural eastern Washington. She graduated in 1937 from Washington State University.

Mrs. Rand worked as a civilian military employee during World War II in Honolulu and was present during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She also served as chief clerk of the Navy submarine base on Kodiak Island, Alaska, from 1942 to 1945.

She married and moved to the District and later to Arlington. After her children were grown, she served the American Red Cross for nearly 30 years and was honored with a special ceremony upon her retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bert B. Rand of Arlington; two sons, James M. Rand of Fairfax and John C. Rand of Vienna, Va.; a daughter, Victoria F. Mann of Delaplane, Va.; two sisters, Elizabeth Bergdahl of Richland, Wash., and Rosemary Sherwood of West Lafayette, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

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