Eleanor Louise (Vanderburgh) Wall, died at the age of 98 on Friday, Feb. 23 following a stroke. Born on Oct. 8, 1908 in St. Paul, Minn., she spent most of her early years in Chicago. She attended Northwestern University where she developed a love of books, skills at the piano and established ties with her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. The Great Depression interrupted her education, and she traveled to California where she worked at Paramount Studios.
Returning to Chicago a few years later, she met Clem Wall, a lawyer, whom she married on July 25, 1936. In 1959, they established their home in Fairfax, where she pursued her interests in gardening, music, sewing, knitting and reading. In 1987, she moved to Alexandria where her love of music was expressed through volunteer work in support of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. She moved into Goodwin House Alexandria in 2004.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Col. Clement James Wall, USAF (Ret.); her brother Frank David Vanderburgh (Myrtle); and her daughter Barbara Wall Bond (Raymond). She is survived by her daughter Judith Wall Daniel (Andrew); her grandchildren Katherine Bond McAfee (Mark), Susan Bond Muir (Cameron), James Cameron Musgrave, and Heather Louise Precise (John); seven great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria, Attention: Rebecca S. Davies, 2121 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 608, Alexandria, VA 22314.