|Mary Lee O'Neal Chatrnuck
Mary Lee "Skeet" O'Neal Chatrnuck
Mary Lee O'Neal Chatrnuck, 81, who served as
administrative support for six presidents, died of
complications of heart surgery March 3, 2008 at
Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.
She was a former resident of Montpelier and lived most
recently in Riderwood Village in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Chatrnuck began working for the federal government
in 1962, under President John F. Kennedy, and held
positions in the National Security Council and the Office of
Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of
the President. She retired in 1987 during the Reagan
She was born in Philippi, W.Va., and moved to Washington in 1942. She was a
graduate of Eastern High School 1944. She graduated from George Washington
University in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in zoology.
She actively supported Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and her college sorority,
Delta Zeta. She was a member of the board of ATLAS Charitable Corp. in Laurel and
a past president of the Montpelier Community Association.
She enjoyed playing bridge and reading historical novels. She was a member of the
Riderwood Village Church.
Her husband, Stephen Chatrnuck, whom she married in 1949, died in 1995.
Survivors include a sister.