- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Vivian Whiteside Sprigg, a former social worker for Arlington County, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 26 at her home in Alexandria. She was 95.

Born Nov. 6, 1910, in Cherokee County, Okla., Mrs. Sprigg graduated with a degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in the 1930s.

She worked as a social worker for Arlington County before marrying Roger Baker Sprigg, a certified public accountant whose family had lived in Northern Virginia for five generations. They were wed in November 1945.

Mr. and Mrs. Sprigg lived in Arlington for more than 40 years and were active in many community and social groups, including the Fairfax Hunt, the Washington Golf and Country Club and the Annandale United Methodist Church.

When Mr. Sprigg became president of the Rotary Club of Arlington and then district governor of all Northern Virginia Rotary clubs, Mrs. Sprigg was active in assisting him.

Mrs. Sprigg also was a member of the Northern Virginia Assistance League, the Tuesday Afternoon Club and the United Methodist Women’s unit at Annandale Methodist.

Mr. Sprigg died Nov. 21, 1989.

Mrs. Sprigg is survived by nieces Claire P. Bentley of Vienna, Va., Franchelle W. Howes of San Francisco, Jananne W. Lankard of Kenner, La., Celia F. Thompson of Frederick, Okla., Judy F. Bobo of Frederick, Okla., Patty F. Stapp of Frederick, Okla.; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Mrs. Sprigg’s name to the Annandale United Methodist Church.


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