Dollie V. Williamson, 92, a retired employe of The Hecht Co. and a Washington resident for 60 years, died of cancer Monday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.
Mrs. Williamson moved to Washington in 1918, with her husband, the Rev. John W. Williamson. He died in 1930. In 1978, she moved to Bridgewater, Va., to live with her daughter, Goldie M. Wine. She recently lived at The Bridgewater Home there.
She worked for the War Production Board during World War II and, in about 1947, became a saleswoman for The Hecht Co. here. She was a full-time employe there for many years and worked on a part-time basis for several years before retiring about 1977.
A longtime active member of the Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Williamson sang in the church choir and was a former teacher and superintendent of the woman's Bible class. In addition, she and her late husband helped initiate a special Sunday School at the church where Chinese immigrants were tutored in elementary English.
Mrs. Williamson was a native of Berkeley County, W.Va.
Besides her daughter, survivors include a son, Arthur F. Williamson of Boonsboro, Md.; a sister, Laura Kaatz of Medford, Ore.; three brothers, Paul and Leonard Byers of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Bernard Byers of Hagerstown, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to The Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, Va., 22812.