Allie H. Dexter, 103, for many years active in the Baptist Church, died Tuesday at the Baptist Home of D.C.
While living here from 1924 until 1956, Mrs. Dexter had been an active member of the National Baptist Memorial Church, working in its Missionary Society and serving on the board of deaconesses.
She also held several offices in the Mispah Sunday school class and was on the board of lady managers of the Baptist Home.
Mrs. Dexter then moved to Milton, N.Y. She returned here in 1966, to live at the Baptist Home.
Born in Hiawatha, Jan., Mrs. Dexter grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1895, she married Edwin Grant Dexter, a noted educator. They lived in Puerto Rico from 1906 to 1911, while he was commissioner of education there, and then in Panama until 1917, where he was in charge of setting up a school system. Her husband died here in 1938.
She is survived by three sons, retired Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dwight H. Dexter, of Naples, Fla., retired Navy Rear Adm. Edwin B. Dexter, of New York City, and William M. Dexter, a retired Tennessee Valley Authority official, of Knoxville. A fourth son, Army Col. Henry V. Dexter, died in an air accident in World War II.
Also surviving are a daughter, Louise Bell, of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests thatt expressions of sympathy my be in the form of contributions to the Baptist Home.