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Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Georgine Connell Brown of Falls Church; five children, Katherine B. Pernia of Friendswood, Tex., Annelise B. Sapp of Quincy, Fla., Georgine B. Fishman of Annandale, John W. Brown III of Hilo, Hawaii, and Barbara K. Brown of Springfield; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

Liselotte Vorster Paulson Artist

Liselotte Vorster Paulson, 81, a painter and sculptor, died Dec. 15 of lymphoma at her home in Washington. She also had a farm in Oakpark, Va.

Mrs. Paulson, who was born in Basel, Switzerland, came to the United States in 1947 after marrying an American airman. She had studied art in Switzerland and also studied at American University.

In 1965, she bought a small farm in Virginia where she spent much of her time in later years.

Her oil paintings, sketches and sculptures were shown in galleries in Washington, New York and Virginia. She was especially known for portraits and for works depicting wildlife.

She traveled the world.

Her marriage to Norman Paulson ended in divorce.

Survivors include five children, Arne Paulson of Washington, Eric Paulson of Richmond, Marie-Louise Sullivan of New York, Andrina Lebeck of Duck, N.C., and Liselotte "Lily" Draney of Arlington; and three grandchildren.

Carol Grosvenor Myers Volunteer

Elsie Alexandra Carolyn Grosvenor Myers, 93, a volunteer and a founder of the National Presbyterian School, died of complications from pneumonia Dec. 30 at George Washington Hospital. She lived in Washington.

She was born at her family home, which borders the District's Dupont Circle. She attended the nation's second Montessori school and Sidwell Friends School and graduated from Abbot Academy in Andover, Mass., then a junior college for girls that is now Phillips Academy. As a young woman, Mrs. Myers traveled extensively with family and friends to the Middle East, China, Japan, Russia and Europe.

Mrs. Myers was one of the first female elders of National Presbyterian Church, and she helped found the National Presbyterian School in 1969. Mrs. Myers also served on the boards of the Instructive Visiting Nurse Society, Georgetown Day School, the Junior League of Washington and the PTAs of Horace Mann Elementary and Sidwell Friends schools. She was a teacher in the Washington Settlement Houses, a Girl Scout leader for Hillcrest Orphanage and a den mother for the Cub Scouts.

Mrs. Myers belonged to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the League of Women Voters, the Chevy Chase Club and the Cosmos Club. She was an enthusiastic sailor who delighted in skippering the 1916 yawl Elsie on the Bras d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where she had a residence. She also had a home in Coconut Grove, Fla.

Her husband, Dr. Walter Kendall Myers, died in 1964.

Survivors include five children, Kendall Myers of Washington, Gardiner Myers of Gainesville, Fla., Martin G. Myers Sr. of Galveston, Tex., Elsie Martin of Minneapolis and Aleck Myers of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Dr. Mabel H. Grosvenor of Washington; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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