Susan Lynde DuVal Phipps
Susan Lynde DuVal Phipps passed away on December 7, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Lyn, as she was known, was the daughter of former Virginia State Senator Clive L. DuVal 2d and his wife Susan Bontecou DuVal, both of whom predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Cristina Phipps, and her two brothers, Daniel DuVal and Clive DuVal III. Her other brother, David DuVal, predeceased her in 1988.
Lyn was born on September 29, 1945 and had lived in McLean since 1977, after having moved from Sussex England with her daughter, Cristinia Phipps. She attended Potomac School and graduated from Westover School in 1963. She later attended Georgetown University, The American School in Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu. She was a passionate gardener, animal lover and avid tennis fan. Many will remember her as a vendor at the McLean Farmers Market, where she sold jams, chutneys, baked goods and her flowers for 33 years.
In view of the current pandemic, no services will be held at this time. She will be interred at the Bontecou family burial plot in Millbrook, New York, where she lived for several years and where many of her relatives still live. It is hoped that a celebration for family and friends could be held in McLean in early Spring.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to any animal rescue organization, the Virginia Native Plant Society or the McLean Community Foundation.
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