Pauline Allison HurdFebruary 2, 1934 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 83)
Mrs. Pauline A. Hurd, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017, in the company of her beloved husband of nearly 58 years, Captain Robert (Bob) C. Hurd, USN (Ret.). She is survived by her husband, her son R. Scott Hurd of Alexandria, her daughter-in-law Diane E. Kraynak, and three grandchildren: Charles M. Hurd (18), Winifred A. Hurd (15), and Isabel H. Hurd (10).
Born in Aintree, England, as a young girl she moved to London’s Stamford Hill, where she graduated from the Skinner’s Company School for Girls and worked for the London Town Council. She emigrated to the United States in 1957 and was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1977. Baltimore was her first home in the U.S., after which she moved to Southern California and married Bob on December 26, 1959.
As a new Navy wife she was very committed to Navy Relief, ultimately offering over 1000 hours in volunteer work, and she was active member of officer’s wives clubs. She also worked and was active in community theatre and Toastmaster’s. Life in a Navy family led to frequent moves, including stints in San Francisco, San Diego, Carmel, and Long Beach, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Newport, Rhode Island; and Alexandria, Virginia, where she lived from 1966-1967 and again from 1980.
She became licensed as a real estate agent in 1977 and was an active Realtor until her retirement. In Alexandria she worked for Mount Vernon Realty and later McInearney Associates. She was a lifetime million dollar agent and, during the 1980’s, wrote a real estate column for the Alexandria Gazette. In Alexandria she was known to many through her community and volunteer efforts. She was active in the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria and The Twig, as well as Alexandria’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church and later the Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes in Washington, DC. Additionally, she was a vested member of the Order of Saint John, a English royal order of chivalry and service.
Pauline was an accomplished and award-winning needle point artist, and her home was decorated with her creations of several decades. In addition, she enjoyed entertaining and playing golf with Bob. She will be deeply missed by her family and all those who loved her.
A funeral service is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes at 1217 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007. A reception will follow at Army Navy Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, Pauline family asks that gifts be made to The Twig, an auxiliary which supports Inova Alexandria Hospital. Donations may be made here: http://www.thetwig.org/donate