Obituaries

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Austie Patricia McCrackenCIA Project Director

Austie Patricia McCracken, 62, former project director for the CIA's Counterintelligence Center, died Feb. 14 at her home in The Woodlands, Tex. The cause of death is under investigation by the Montgomery County, Texas, justice of the peace office.

Ms. McCracken joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1967 and worked there for 23 years in field positions overseas as well as in the United States. She rose to personnel-evaluation management officer, directorate equal employment opportunity officer, and the branch and deputy branch chief before becoming the Counterintelligence Center's project director in 1989.

When she retired in 1991, she received a Career Intelligence Medal and Citation, which noted that she was "known as a problem solver who possessed a phenomenal memory, keen insight and excellent judgment."

She was born in Hempstead, N.Y., and graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce, Tex. After her retirement from the CIA, she moved to Orlando. She moved to Texas in November 2007.

Her marriage to Paul Dale Roche ended in divorce.

Survivors include two brothers.

-- Patricia Sullivan

Anna Louise WilliamsRadiologist

Anna Louise Williams, 54, diagnostic radiologist who practiced in Washington, died March 2 of a pulmonary embolism at her home in the District.

Dr. Williams moved to Washington in 1984 after receiving a postdoctoral fellowship from Georgetown University Hospital. She joined Washington Radiology Associates, where she worked until 1996.

She also served as staff radiologist at the Columbia Hospital for Women and Washington Hospital Center. At the time of her death, she was staff radiologist for Kaiser Permanente, based at the West End location in the District.


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