Jac­que­line Rana

OF­FICE MAN­AGER

The Washington Post - - THE FEDERAL WORKER -

Jac­que­line Rana, 86, a Parisian who set­tled in Howard County af­ter World War II and man­aged her first hus­band’s law of­fice in El­li­cott City from the late 1950s to late 1960s, died Feb. 3 at the Somer­ford Place Alzheimer’s care cen­ter in Columbia. She had de­men­tia.

Mrs. Rana, a Clarksville res­i­dent, taught French at the pri­vate Glenelg Coun­try School in El­li­cott City in the mid-1960s and did free­lance work as a French and Ger­man trans­la­tor over the years.

Jac­que­line Mar­chal was born in Paris and re­ceived nurs­ing train­ing as a young woman. As a young woman, she also served in the French army in In­dochina; she later wrote un­pub­lished nov­els about her ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the 1940s.

She set­tled in the Wash­ing­ton area af­ter mar­ry­ing an Amer­i­can sol­dier, Roy Emery. The mar­riage ended in di­vorce.

She was a mem­ber of St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville. She lived in and re­stored two 18th-cen­tury homes in Howard County that be­came part of a state tour of his­toric res­i­dences.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of 35 years, Riaz Rana of Clarksville; three chil­dren from her first mar­riage, Ari­ane Emery of Char­lottesville, Lynn EmeryBowen of An­napo­lis and Christo­pher Emery of Oden­ton; two step­daugh­ters, Natasha Ga­jew­ski of Prince­ton, N. J., and Holly Bosshard of Hen­der­son­ville, N.C.; seven grand­chil­dren; and a great-grand­son.

— Adam Bern­stein

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