Mildred James (William) Reese

Female 1909 - 2007  (98 years)


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  • Name Mildred James (William) Reese 
    • Took Savaides as surname upon marriage.
    Born 1 Jul 1909  McCaskill, Arkansas USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Aug 2007  Amerisist Assisted Living Residences, Front Royal, Va USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • US Social Security death index lists Mildred R. Savaides, b. 1 Jul 1909, last residence: 22630 Front Royal, Warren, Virginia, d. 25 Aug 2007, SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)
    • respiratory arrest
    • Obituary, The Washington Post, 29 Aug 2007, p. B07:

      Mildred Savaides Math Teacher

      Mildred James Reese Byrd Savaides, 98, who taught math in the Arlington County public school system for more than 20 years and was active in the National Education Association, died of respiratory arrest Aug. 25 at Amerisist Assisted Living Residences in Front Royal, Va.

      Mrs. Savaides taught in Arlington at Woodrow Wilson and Oak Ridge elementary schools, among others, from 1952 to 1975. She then became a substitute teacher in Arlington and for 10 years in Warren County, Va., public schools.

      During her career, she was active within the NEA and received many awards. In 1954, she was selected to attend the NEA World Teachers meeting in Oslo. In 1964, she was one of 12 teachers to receive an award for math and science. She also was one of six teachers in 1964 to serve as a delegate and later chairman of the NEA's Career Service Committee.

      She represented Arlington schools in a national math conference and was one of the first five teachers in the Washington area selected for a scholarship to study the "new math" principles in the 1960.

      Mrs. Savaides was born in McCaskill, Ark., and attended Arkansas State Teachers College. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Denver. She was an elementary school teacher in El Dorado, Ark., before working in Arlington.

      She worked as a part-time receptionist for her son-in-law's business, Best Exterminating Services, for 20 years and retired three years ago.

      She was a member of the Arlington and Warren retired teachers associations and the Pilot Club and was a life member of the Virginia PTA.

      She loved ballroom dancing and participated in dance competitions in the United States, Mexico and Spain, representing the Arthur Murray and the Fred Astaire dance studios.

      Her marriage to Clyde Byrd ended in divorce. Her husband, Harry Savaides, died in 1964.

      Survivors include two children from her second marriage, Harriet Harris of Front Royal and Michael Savaides of Burke; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1968, 3303 Ardley Ct., Falls Church, Virginia USA
    • Occupation: public school educator (math), Arlington County, Va.
    Person ID I2797  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Family Harry (Michael) Savaides,   b. 24 Feb 1913, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1964, 522 Hazelton St., Falls Church, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1956  First Methodist Church, Fairfax, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • She had previously married and divorced Clyde Byrd.
    Documents
    Savaides - Byrd Marriage Certificate
    Savaides - Byrd Marriage Certificate
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jul 1909 - McCaskill, Arkansas USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Feb 1956 - First Methodist Church, Fairfax, Virginia USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 2007 - Amerisist Assisted Living Residences, Front Royal, Va USA Link to Google Earth
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    Mildred Reese
    Mildred Reese
    photo courtesy Christina Vlachos