Dorothy Rees Cramer, 85, the daughter of an Army general, the widow of an Army colonel, and the mother of an Army Air Force officer who was killed in World War II, died March 9 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She had been suffering from a heart ailment.
Mrs. Cramer was born in Savannah, Ga. where her father, the late Gen. T. H. Rees, was stationed at the time. She grew up on a series of Army posts and also accompanied her father to Paris, where she attended school for two years. She married Lt. Col. Raymond V. Cramer, who died in [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Their son, Maj. Thomas Rees Cramer, a bomber pilot, was killed on a mission over Europe in World War II.
Mrs. Cramer moved to Washington in 1940. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a past registrar of the Daughters of the U.S. Army. She moved to the Army Distaff Hall in 1970 and was active in its social and religious affairs.
She was a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Washington.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John D. Stevens, of Falls Church, and Mrs. William S. Dodson, of Quincy, Fla.; a brother, retired Army colonel Thomas H. Rees, of San Antonio, Tex., and by five grandchildren and two great-children.