Eva S. Poling

March 6, 1919July 17, 2012

EVA S. POLING Age 93, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She lived independently until the time of her massive stroke in her Alexandria townhome. She was a West Virginia native. Eva was the daughter to the late Ford and Carrie Mae Shamblem. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Poling, of Mannington West Virginia and her Sister-In-Law, Eileen Parks Snodgress. Eva married Charles Poling when she was 18 years old. Eva moved to Washington D.C. during WWII to work for the War Department (Department of Defense) while her husband Charles was in Army serving in Europe under Gen. George Patton. She and Charlie stayed in Washington DC and later moved to Alexandria Virginia in the early 1950’s.

After WWII, Eva employed by local HVAC contractor and later hired by the Pension and Welfare Funds for the Plumbers and Steamfitters….and later for Mechanical Contractors D.C. Association, located in Washington D.C.

Long-time resident of Alexandria, Virginia and was active in supporting the animal welfare including the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION – NATIONAL PRESIDENT (volunteer non-compensated position.) Eva Poling installed as National President of the 6,000-membership association September 22, 1973. MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS D.C. ASSOCIATION (NOW MCA METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON) - EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Eva Poling served as Executive Vice-President of MCDCA from August 1972 until her retirement in 1987.

A memorial service will be held at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 on Sunday, July 22nd at 3:00pm.

A memorial in Eva’s name has been established at the Alexandria Animal Welfare League. Individuals interested in making memorial contributions can do so one of the following ways: 1. By mail –The address is Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. Please include a note or memo stating “In memory of Eva Poling”. Please make checks payable to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 2. Online – The web address is Under the “Support Us” heading, select Memory/Honor Gifts or follow this link: Please list Eva Poling as the “Honoree Name” 3. Over the phone – Please call 703-746-5651 to make a contribution over the phone using a credit card.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 22, 2012

Eva S. Poling

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Lois DaCrema

July 29, 2012

Place of Interment: Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins West Virginia. July 28, 2012 at 11:30am.

July 25, 2012

Eva: I am so glad that our paths crossed in NAWIC and your encouragement to climb the ladder. You were an inspiration and role model for me and many other ladies. We will miss you. Luci Roberts, Round Rock, TX (NAWIC)

July 24, 2012

Eva my dear friend...there are no words to express my love for you and all the support and mentoring through the years. My favorite memories are always of you with a great story or taking time to find another wonderful site to visit during my many visits to Alexandria. Jan Burger, Bemidji, MN

wilma harris

July 21, 2012

eva my friend i will miss you very much love you. wilma harris

Joan Kisska

July 21, 2012

Rest In Peace, Eva. You were "ONE CLASSY LADY"!!!

Susan LaBombard

July 20, 2012

You were an inspiration...a strong, progressive woman before your time. And an angel to animals.

I will always remember you, your stories, and just our little chats on the sidewalks of our neighborhood, especially with Sandy at your side. Your smile and friendship will always be remembered and cherished.

Shirley Beaumont

July 20, 2012

My Dear Eva, you are loved and greatly missed. We've been like family since the mid forties.

Bernie Jenkins Hillman

July 20, 2012

Eva - one "Special, Classy Lady" who was a good friend and will be missed VERY MUCH. Bernie Jenkins-Hillman, New Port Richey, Florida

July 20, 2012

Holli Garza

July 20, 2012

It was an honor to have met you.