Lucille M. Petterson,72, a former Central Intelligence Agency biographical analyst and retired director of the Berlin Documents Center, died of heart ailments Jan. 15 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital. She lived in Falls Church.
Miss Petterson was a native of Minneapolis. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she also received a master's degree in German language and literature.
Between 1945 and 1952, she worked in Germany with American occupation forces. She was a research analyst at Nuremburg war crimes trials and a biographical officer and research analyst with the office of the U.S. high commissioner.
From 1952 to 1963, she worked here for the CIA. She then returned to Germany, serving six years as director of the Berlin Documents Center. The center is a repository of captured Nazi and German government documents from the World War II era. The collection is of enormous value to criminal investigators and to academic and government researchers.
After retiring from the document center, Miss Petterson returned to Washington and worked as a free-lance translator and consultant. She also became an authority on Moravian Church history, and she was the author of works related to this field that were published by the Washington Historical Society.
Miss Petterson was a member of the American Association of University Women.
She leaves no immediate survivors.
SARAH J. BEALL,
74, a native of Washington and a former waitress and hosiery buyer, died at Suburban Hospital Jan. 14 after a heart attack.
Mrs. Beall, a resident of Bethesda, began working in the 1930s. She was a waitress at various places, including the Kennedy-Warren apartments, and she was a sales clerk at the Hecht Co. department store. In the mid-1940s, when she resigned to raise her family, she was a hosiery buyer at the Palais Royale store in Washington.
Her husband, Stanley A. Beall, died in 1961.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty B. Murgolo of Chevy Chase; three sisters, Rose Williams Blackburn, Virgie Bridgforth and Betty Rautsaw, all of Bethesda, and two grandchildren.
JEAN SHULL SMITH,
75, an Army officer's wife who accompanied her husband to military posts in the United States, Germany and Taiwan during his military career, died of cancer Jan. 17 at her daughter's home in Alexandria.
Mrs. Smith was born in Washington. She graduated from Western High School and attended George Washington University.
In 1964, she settled in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but she returned to this area when she became ill.
She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Survivors include her husband, retired Army Col. Ralph Hunter Smith of Fort Lauderdale; one daughter, Nancy Smith Buck of Alexandria; one brother, Thomas S. Shull of Bay Ridge, Md., and four grandchildren.
DRUCILLA A. THORPE,
62, a retired auditor with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, died Jan. 15 at her home in Washington after a heart attack.
Miss Thorpe retired last year after having worked at HUD and its predecessor agencies since she moved to this area in 1950.
She was born in Ocala, Fla. She graduated from West Virginia State College.
She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Washington.
Survivors include one sister, Theresa E. Peters of Falmouth, Mass.
MILDRED H. CARRINGTON,
80, a retired scientific illustrator with the Fish and Wildlife Service, died of kidney failure Jan. 17 at the Potomac Valley Nursing Center in Rockville.
Mrs. Carrington, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Scranton, Pa., and she moved to this area when she was a child. She graduated from Hyattsville High School and the University of Maryland.
As a scientific illustrator, Mrs. Carrington specialized in ichthyological illustrations, and her work appeared in publications of the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. She had 20 years of federal service before she retired in 1971 from the Fish and Wildlife Service. Earlier she had worked for the Smithsonian Institution.
She was a charter member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. On her retirement she received a Meritorious Service Award.
Survivors include her husband, Omar Raymond Carrington of Chevy Chase; two sons, Raymond Allen Carrington of Oakland, and David Kent Carrington of Columbia, and one sister, Katherine H. Dorsey of Kensington.