Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

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Ardella Helen Head

August 25, 1924August 3, 2019

Ardella Helen Head - August 25, 1924– August 3,2019

Born August 25,1924 in Jasper, Indiana, Ardella met the love of her life, Willie Chester “Chet” Head, Jr. in the Spring of 1945 and married him on New Year’s Eve that same year.

As a career Air Force family, the Heads traveled to Mississippi, Hawaii, Texas, Wyoming, Buenos Aries, Argentina and eventually settled in Fairfax, Virginia, raising four children.

Ardella was predeceased by her husband, Chet in 1996, her daughter, Glenda, in 1973 and her son Brian, in 1999. Surviving are her sons, Jeff and Steven, her daughter-in-law, Lorene Head, grandchildren, Austin and Beth, and great-grandchild, Mia. A small private ceremony will be held Friday August 9th, at 10:30 at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax, Virginia. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Ardella’s name to Vitas HealthCare (Hospice) 1604 Spring Hill Road #450 Vienna, VA 22182 https://vitascommunityconnection.org


  • Graveside Service Friday, August 9, 2019


Ardella Helen Head

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Eileen Day Cytryn

August 21, 2019

Dear Ardella, Happy Birthday (in advance) in Heaven! I can't imagine the Reunion that occurred upon your arrival. My favorite memory is you showing me how to fry chicken in your black iron skillet in the early 90s. My Mom bought frozen fried chicken, so I was never afraid to try it after you taught me. I loved all your dogs, and you were so kind after my Dad passed into Heaven. The day I learned you were free, I made FRIED CHICKEN in YOUR skillet. I am very grateful to have been there for your Last Rites, as you literally mouthed the words to "Our Father," even though your eyes remained closed. I also chuckled when you blended your lipstick, like rote. Thank you for squeezing my hand when I asked you what kind of eye shadow you wanted (green, not blue.) I am happy you knew I was there. I miss you, and I shall meet you again, but not yet. God bless your progeny. X0

Linda Crouch

August 4, 2019

Ardella was my second mom. She was one of the kindest, sweetest and loving people I know. She was such a wonderful role model for me when caring for Glenda. I learned from her that no matter what life throws at you .......you put on your big girl pants and do what is necessary. Her last few years were difficult for her as well as Steve and Jeff. Their continued support and patience through this difficult time for her was amazing. It gave me great comfort to be able to be with her after she passed until she was escorted to the funeral home and to know that she will be laid to rest next to her beloved Brian, Glenda and husband.