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Longtime Falls Church Resident Beverly Ann Deacon-McNickle Dies

Beverly (Bev) Ann Deacon-McNickle, 60, resident of Falls Church, Va. since 1976, passed away in her home Sunday, May 4, 2008 of congestive heart failure.



Bev, a fourth generation Washingtonian was born December 4, 1947, daughter of the late Charles A. and Julia (Melling) Deacon. In addition to her parents, Bev was preceded in death by her brother, Paul E. Deacon of Arlington.

Bev is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Larry A. McNickle and their son, Scott Deacon McNickle (graduate of George Mason High School, class of 1999). Bev is also survived by her two brothers, Charles A. Deacon of Alexandria, Va. and George M. Deacon and his wife Vickie of Boca Raton, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Sacred Heart Academy of D.C., attended Georgetown University and received her degree from George Mason University in political science. Bev was active in various political campaigns and positions throughout her professional career, including a Congressional Legislative Assistant, the National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Peter Hart Research Associates, and several consulting roles. At the time of her death, Bev worked with her husband as consultants with affordable senior housing and services.

Friends will be received on Friday, May 9, 2008, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Homes, 1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Va. where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with her cousin, the Rev. Wm. Worcester officiating.
Interment will be in Columbia Gardens, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, Va 22042.

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