Caroline M. Royall, a resident of Arlington for 57 years who was active in civic and service organizations, died of an aneurysm Feb. 23 at her Arlington home.

In 1929, Mrs. Royall was one of a group of women who organized and established the Arlington Community Library Club (now the Columbia Pike Library).

A charter member of the Arlington Women's Club. which was organized in 1931, she participated in a community project that led to the initiation of public trash collecions in South Arlington in the late 1930s.

During the 1930s, she also seved as a volunteer, and later a paid employe, of the Arlington County Welfare Department (now the Department of Human Resources).

She was a volunteer at the USO Cernte in Clarendon during World War II, and later worked with the American Red Cross, the Girl Scouts of America and local PTA groups. in 1975, Mrs. Royall was honored by the Arlington Women's Club for her role in founding the columbia Pike Library.

She was born in Crawford County, Ark. She moved to Arlington in 1922 with her husband, Robert E. Royall, a civil engineer. who died in 1971.

Survivors include two children, Helen R. Brown, of Reston, and william L. Royall, of Fairfax; a sister, Helen Seelbinder, of Fort Smith, Ark., and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer