Francis Wilbert Stover
Private First Class, United States Army
W. Stover, 88, a lawyer who worked for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and
the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and advocated G.I. bills for post-World
War II generations, died January 30, 2007, at Inova Alexandria Hospital.
He had congestive heart failure.
Mr. Stover was legislative director of the
VFW national office in Washington from 1956 to 1975, followed by about
a decade as special counsel to the House committee.
Francis Wilbert Stover was born in Bloomfield, Vermont, and raised in Bath, Maine. He was a 1940 graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and served in the Army in Europe during World War II.
He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the Rhineland campaign, and his decorations included the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He was a 1950 graduate of Georgetown University law school and became a lawyer for the Capital Transit Co., the bus and trolley-car predecessor of the Metro system.
He was a member of Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church, his city of residence.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Loretta
Scott Stover of Falls Church; two daughters, Christine Stover-Romero and
Kathleen Stover, both of Chevy Chase; three sisters; and four granddaughters.
On Tuesday, January 30, 2007, of Falls Church, VA. Beloved husband of Loretta S. Stover; loving father of Christine and Kathleen and father-in-law of John Romero and William Wenker. Also survived by three sisters and four granddaughters, Kathleen and Emilie Romero and Rebecca and Elizabeth Wenker.
Funeral service will be held at Columbia Baptist
Church, Falls Church, Virignia, on Monday, February 5 at 11 a.m. Graveside
services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, February
8 at 10 a.m.