Paul Ward Mumford passed away in his home on Nov. 11, 2011, under the care of Hospice of Washington County. He is celebrating today in Heaven with his Lord Jesus and his loved ones.
He was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was the son of George Carl Mumford and Elsie Wauneda Hundley Mumford, both of whom preceded him in death.
Paul was a graduate of Anacostia High School and attended National Art School, both in Washington D.C.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Forces in the American Theater.
Paul retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1982 as a visual information specialist after nearly 35 years of service. He worked on many of the FBI’s major cases, including the Hearst kidnapping and the assassination of President Kennedy.
Paul is survived by his wife, Getty McLelland Mumford; three daughters, Julie Carol Meadows, Janet Elise Wheeler and Lisa Ann Mowen; a sister-in-law, Peggy Mumford; one sister, Anna Margaret Norris; three nieces; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George Carl Mumford Jr. and Gordon Wilson Mumford; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Mumford; and one nephew.
At his request, Paul’s body was donated to the Maryland Anatomy Board, and there will be no services.
Paul was a born-again Christian. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family will greatly miss him.