Sally Lightle Sharp – Lieutenant, United States Navy, Central Intelligence Agency Officer

From a contemporary press report

Sally Lightle Sharp, 78, a former Navy WAVES officer and Central Intelligence Agency analyst, died April 6, 1999 at a retirement home in Charlottesville, Virginia. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Sharp, who was born in San Francisco, entered the Navy WAVES in Washington after graduating from Stanford University. She served in communications intelligence during World War II and then worked for the CIA until 1952.

In 1952, she married George H. Sharp, then a Navy lieutenant commander, and accompanied him on his military assignments to Japan and elsewhere.

They had lived in Washington, Virginia, since 1968.

She was a past president of the Rappahannock County Garden Club and an accomplished bookbinder.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four children, Edward J. Sharp of Richmond, Alexander Sharp of Washington, Virginia, William L. Sharp of Quicksburg, Virginia, and Mary P. Sharp of Orange, Virginia; a sister; and four grandchildren.


On Tuesday, April 6, 1999, of Washington, Virginia, beloved wife of George H. Sharp; mother of Edward J., Alexander, William L. and Mary P. Sharp; sister of Mary L. Holden of Washington, DC; grandmother of Lauren M., Rachel M., Alexander and William Lightle Sharp, Jr. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Fort Myer Chapel on Tuesday, April 13, 2:45 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

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