Lavonia Huffman Hollinger

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Lavonia Huffman Hollinger of McLean, Virginia passed away at home on December 31, 2022. She was the beloved wife of William K. Hollinger, Jr. and a devoted mother to Catherine Hull of Centreville, VA and William K. Hollinger III or Round Hill, VA and to three grandchildren, Adrienne Lewis (Matt Moser) of Buffalo, NY, and Eric and Kyle Lewis of Centreville, VA. She also leaves behind two sisters, Faye Beigbeder (Paul) and Marti Wheeler, as well as seven nieces and nephews.

Born on April 6, 1942 to the late Ralph and Vinda (Crawford) Huffman, she grew up in Elkton, VA. As a child, she was a talented musician and student, winning many musical accolades and graduating first in her class. After high school, she attended the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, becoming a RN. While in Richmond, she was set up on a blind date with a friend of her roommate’s boyfriend. They were married November 16, 1963, and settled in Arlington where she worked as a nurse for several years before starting a family. They moved to McLean in 1968 and she stayed at home with the children and spent her time volunteering in their schools. In 1979 she and her husband started a business specializing in museum preservation where she became a successful businesswoman, earning the affection of many clients around the country as well as all of her co-workers throughout the years.

In later years, she doted on her grandchildren and the couple’s many dogs. She enjoyed traveling, particularly trips to Europe and relaxing vacations in the Outer Banks (also with the dogs). She was an avid and extraordinary cook.

Funeral services will be held at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave. Vienna, Va., on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CurePSP at 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001 or online at . The family would like to express our appreciation to the devoted staff of Capital Caring Hospice, whose assistance made her last years much more comfortable.

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  1. I am so sorry to learn of your passing. Kathy was a close friend of mine growing up and I spent a lot of time in your McLean home, which you always so graciously opened to me when I would come to visit. Thanks for being a part of my childhood and young adult life. Whenever I think of McLean you and your family are part of that memory.

  2. When we lost Vonie we lost a dear and long-time friend, with whom we shared many good times over the years. My wife Barbara and I had known Vonie since our college days when Bill introduced her to us. Bill and Vonie were in our wedding.
    Although Vonie graduated with a degree in nursing, when she and Bill started their own company she quickly switched gears and mastered the world of labor laws, taxes, etc., as she capably ran the company’s office while Bill designed and brought into being their products. All this time Vonie also capably managed to raise Cathy and Billy, as well as generations of Bouvier dogs.
    I will miss her.

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