CAROLINE HARRISON (LYNN) OGLETREE,
56, a former public relations specialist with the United Seniors Health Cooperative in Arlington who was also active in Arlington County politics, died of cancer Dec. 2 at the Arlington Hospital.
Mrs. Ogletree, who lived in Arlington, was born in Richmond. She attended San Diego State University and George Washington University. She moved to the Washington area in 1955 and spent the next 20 years rearing her family.
In 1975 she became a public relations specialist with Marymount College in Arlington. She later worked for the Arlington County School Board and the Arlington Telecommunications Corp. She joined the United Seniors Health Cooperative in 1986 and worked there until May of this year.
Mrs. Ogletree had been a vice chairman of the Arlington County Political Committee and had served as a precinct captain and liaison coordinator for Arlington County elections for the board of supervisors.
She was a past chairman of the Arlington Adult Education Advisory Committee and had been a member of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Association and St. Andrew's Epsicopal Church in Arlington.
Her marriage to James M. Ogletree ended in divorce.
Survivors include five daughters, Polly and Brooke Ogletree, and Cary Goodstein, all of Arlington, Katie Debus of Alexandria, and Page Boudreaux of Lewisville, Tex.; a son, Conrad Ogletree of Arlington; a brother, Archibald C. Harrison Jr. of Charlottesville, and a grandson.
ANNE MABEL BUCKNER,
83, a former registered nurse with the old Emergency Hospital in Washington who lived in the Washington area from the mid-1920s to 1972, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Nov. 19 at a hospital in San Diego.
Mrs. Buckner, who had lived in San Diego since 1972, was born in Franklin, W.Va. She graduated from George Washington University and was certified as a registered nurse at Emergency Hospital and worked there in the 1930s.
She had been active in the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her husband, James F. Buckner of San Diego; one son, James A. Buckner of Dumfries; one daughter, Janet L. Waldman of Woodbridge; one brother, Robert Daugherty of Pineville, W.Va.; three sisters, Alice Simmons and Martha Johnson, both of Franklin, and Ethel Conant of Dunnellon, Fla.; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
ISABELLA BROCKWAY WALKER,
86, an artist and printmaker who was a former cartographer with the Army Map Service, died Nov. 23 at the Fairfax Nursing Center in Fairfax, where she had lived the past six years. She had Parkinson's disease.
Mrs. Walker, who moved here in 1934, was born in Dunkirk, N.Y. She was a graduate of the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. She worked for the Army Map Service from 1951 to 1963.
Her work in prints and water colors was exhibited at such institutions as the Baltimore Art Museum, the University of Virgina, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and appear in several area private collections.
Mrs. Walker was a member of the Arts Club of Washington, the Society of Washington Printmakers and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. She had designed logos for those organizations.
Her husband, Wallace H., died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Peter B., of Clifton, Va., and Clinton B., of Alexandria; a brother, Thomas P. Brockway of Bennington, Vt.; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
HENRY J. ROBB,
94, a retired area real estate broker and appraiser, and a past secretary of the Washington Board of Realtors, died of pneumonia Nov. 26 at the Fernwood House nursing home in Bethesda where he had lived the past two years.
In 1930, he founded the old Henry J. Robb Inc., a Washington real estate concern. He retired and closed the office in 1983.
He was a life member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Optimists International. He had been a Mason for more than 60 years. He was a charter member of Congressional Country Club and a past secretary of the Early Bird Breakfast of Washington. He was a member of Columbia Country Club.
Mr. Robb was a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and worked a year in a land office in South Dakota before moving here in 1912. For the next five years, he was an auditor with the old Post Office Department. He then worked for developer Harry Wardman until founding his own company.
His wife, Elner Hildebrand, died in 1981. Survivors include a daughter, a brother and a sister.
LAURA M. CADY,
95, a lifelong Alexandria resident who was active in service, charitable and religious organizations, died Nov. 29 at Alexandria Hospital of pneumonia and complications resulting from a broken hip.
Mrs. Cady, a fourth-generation Alexandrian, attended St. Mary's Academy.
She was a life member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Alexandria and for several years she was chairman of Girls State. She served on the junior board of the Anne Lee Memorial Home for the aged and she was a life member of the Court Cavanaugh chapter of the Catholic Daughters. She was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. During World War II, Mrs. Cady did volunteer work for the Red Cross.
Her husband, Herbert A. Cady, died in 1957. Survivors include four daughters, Eleanor Hardin of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Margaret McMenamin of Fredericksburg, Ann Knight and June Marinoff, both of Alexandria; her sister, Edna Grimes of Alexandria; 14 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
MABEL G. BRANSON,
94, who operated a dental lab with her husband for more than 50 years, died of cancer Nov. 27 at the Washington home of her granddaughter with whom she had lived for the last 10 years.
Mrs. Branson was born in New York and moved to Washington in 1915. She operated the A.O. Branson Dental Lab with her husband, Arthur O. Branson, until he died in 1961. She then operated the business herself until she retired in the late 1960s.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the 15th Street Presbyterian Church in Washington. Her marriage to Isadore Miller ended in divorce and a son of that marriage, Ralph B. Miller, died in 1968.
In addition to her granddaughter, Barbara M. Murphy, Mrs. Branson is survived by one great-granddaughter.
JAMES W. (BILL) MARTIN,
77, a retired taxi driver and registration clerk with the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, died of pneumonia and kidney failure Nov. 28 at Prince George's Hospital Center.
Mr. Martin, who lived in Riverdale, was born in Washington and was a fingerprint specialist with the FBI from 1930 to 1944. He served in the Army in Europe from 1944 to 1946, then drove a taxi in Washington until 1971 when he joined the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. He retired in 1984.
His marriage to Virginia Martin ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Bettie Martin of Riverdale; six stepchildren, John Williams of Lancaster, Pa., Shirley Marceron of Clinton, Patricia Johnson of Baltimore, Margaret County of Springfield, Denise Miller of Washington and Irene Carpenter of Hyattsville; 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
NANCY JANE SCHETKY PATTERSON,
66, a Bethesda resident who was active in garden clubs and genealogical organizations, died of cancer Nov. 29 at Suburban Hospital.
Mrs. Patterson was born in San Francisco. She lived in Washington during part of her childhood while her father, a Navy officer, was here on assignment.
She attended Bryn Mawr College and graduated from Goucher College.
During World War II she served in the Women's Auxiliary Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), and in 1943 she christened a ship, the submarine Scabbardfish.
Mrs. Patterson was a former president of the Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy, an organization of women who have christened ships. She was treasurer of the Herb Society of America and a former chair of the Potomac chapter. She was a former president of the Glenwood Road Garden Club and a former treasurer of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland.
She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, in Chevy Chase. She had been a permanent resident of the Washington area since 1952.
Survivors include her husband, retired Navy Cmdr. DeWitt McDougal Patterson of Bethesda; two daughters, Barbara E. Patterson of Bethesda, Margaret J. Patterson of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; one son, Malcolm D. Patterson of Alexandria; two brothers, Dr. L. McDonald Schetky of Wilton, Conn., and Malcolm O. Schetky of Hellam, Pa., and one grandson.