Alberta Payne

Obituary of Alberta B. Payne

Alberta Leona Boothe Payne from Herndon, VA passed away on January 20, 2022, at Orchard Woods Health Center in Winchester, VA; she was 99 years of age.

Born on December 2, 1922, in Herndon, VA, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Berkeley Costello and the late Leona May Costello.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Allen Boothe in 1985 and second husband Carl Payne in 2013.

She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Calvin Costello and Wilbur Costello; one sister Lucille Gheen, and has one surviving sister, Mary Louise Everhart as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her only daughter, Sharon Diane Dodrill and husband Frederick B. Dodrill, Jr. of Middletown, VA; four grandchildren, Sean Alexander Dodrill of Stephens City, VA; Heather Dodrill Pierce and husband Jamie Pierce of Strasburg, VA; Justin Michael Dodrill and wife Tiffany Dodrill of Camas, WA, and Ryan Andrew Dodrill from Middletown, VA. There are five great-grandchildren; Tori and Casey Dodrill of Stephens City, VA; Tristan and Taryn Pierce of Strasburg, VA and Juniper Dodrill of Camas, WA.

Alberta is also survived by stepsons Thomas (Katy) Boothe of Murfreesboro, TN, David (Mary Kate) Payne of San Diego, CA; Richard Payne of Washington, DC, stepdaughters Amy (John) Hornaday of Manteo, NC, and Claudia (Frank) Grice of Lake Junaluska, NC.

She graduated from Herndon High School and worked at The Pentagon (formerly The War Department) in Washington, DC. Alberta also worked for over 27 years in the banking/savings & loan industry and mainly at Herndon Federal Savings and Loan/Fedstar Savings Bank in Herndon, VA where she was promoted to Vice President until she retired in 1988. She was a lifelong member of Dranesville United Methodist Church and was an active member in the United Methodist Women.

A memorial service will be held at Dranesville United Methodist Church on March 19 at 2:00 pm. Food will be provided after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation in Alberta’s name.


Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Dranesville United Methodist Church
1089 Liberty Meeting Ct.
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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