June Hendrickson Faler, 68, a genealogist and horse breeder who had been a secretary to Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), died of a gunshot wound Feb. 4 at her home, Saratoga Farm, in Rocky Ridge, Md.
A spokesman for the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said Morris Clyde Niday III of Emmitsburg, Md., was charged with murder in the shooting. He is a former employee of Saratoga Farm, where Mrs. Faler and her husband, Carlton Faler, bred and raised quarter horses. Mr. Faler was wounded in the arm in the shooting.
Mrs. Faler had operated the breeding facility with members of her family since 1980. She was also a former registrar of the National Genealogical Society and had done extensive genealogical research.
A native of Minneapolis, she was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis School of Business. She moved to this area in 1948 and was Humphrey's personal secretary from 1948 to 1953.
Subsequently she worked in Humphrey's political campaigns, and during the early months of Humphrey's vice presidency in 1965 served as an aide to his wife, Muriel.
Later in 1965 Mrs. Faler moved to Okinawa when her husband was assigned to the U.S. High Commissioner's staff. While there she was a vice president of the Bi-National Women's Club, a Japanese and American organization.
She returned to this country in 1969 and lived in Potomac before moving to Rocky Ridge.
She was a member of the Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Faler is survived by two children, John C. Faler of Gaithersburg and Rocky Ridge and Laura J. Faler of Rocky Ridge and Alexandria, and two sisters, Margery Bjerknes of Minneapolis and Dorothy Mason of Anoka, Minn.
SHIRLEY R. GRANT
Church and Civic Leader
Shirley R. Grant, 65, a Washington area resident since 1944 who was active in Catholic and community organizations, died of cancer Feb. 8 at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria. She lived in Alexandria.
In 1975 Mrs. Grant became the first chairwoman of the United State Catholic Bishops' Advisory Conference. She was a past president of the Council of Catholic Women of the Richmond Catholic Diocese and had served on the board of the National Council of Catholic Women.
She was active with the United Way and had been a member of the Community Ministries of Alexandria, the Virginia Council of Social Welfare and the Virginia Committee on the Status of Women.
Mrs. Grant helped organize the auxiliary of Mount Vernon Hospital and was its first president. She also was the first chairman of the auxiliary's thrift shop, Select Seconds.
A native of New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Grant graduated from Stone College in Connecticut and moved to the Washington area in 1944.
Survivors include her husband, Edmund J. Grant of Alexandria; two daughters, Eileen A. Kirsch of Columbus, Ohio, and Lorraine M. Grant of Alexandria; two sons, Edmund J. Grant of Dayton, Ohio, and David A. Grant of Red Bank, N.J.; one sister, Betty Dinnean of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; one brother, Paul Raffile of North Haven, Conn., and three grandchildren.
RALPH G. MARSTON
Ralph G. Marston, 72, a former official of the Agency For International Development who also had worked for the Bureau of the Budget, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., died of cardiopulmonary arrest and cancer Feb. 3 at the Sierra Medical Center in El Paso.
Mr. Marston, who lived in El Paso, was born in Sanger, Tex. He graduated from what is now the University of Texas at El Paso. He moved to the Washington area in 1932 and received a degree in business administration at Georgetown University.
He began his government career as a messenger with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Later he was a budget examiner with the Bureau of the Budget and then joined the FDIC.
He joined the State Department's foreign assistance program in 1957 and transferred to AID when it was formed in 1961. He served in Thailand, Ecuador, Brazil and Paraguay before retiring in 1971.
Mr. Marston was a member of the choir at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington.
He moved from McLean to El Paso after he retired.
Survivors include his wife, Hester Marston, of El Paso; one son, Dr. Scott Marston of El Paso; two daughters, Suzanne Borck and Mary Margaret Monroe, both of Atlanta, and five grandchildren.
R. BRETNEY MILLER
R. Bretney Miller, 83, a physician who maintained a private Washington practice in internal medicine for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1975, died of pneumonia Feb. 9 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda. He lived in Washington.
In addition to his private practice, he had been an assistant clinical professor at the George Washington University medical school in the 1940s and 1950s. He also had been a senior advisory physician at the Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Miller was a graduate of Wittenberg University in his native Springfield, Ohio, and he received a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1930. He served his internship in Philadelphia and a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
He was a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the Cosmos Club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Anne Upton, of Washington; three daughters, Lorna Miller Eckian of Winter Park, Fla., Lucinda Miller of Philadelphia, and Lisa Ham of Bowling Green, Va.; one sister, Margaret Schneider of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and four grandchildren.
Herman Friedman, 97, who had lived in the Washington area since moving here at an early age from his native New York City, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 9 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville.
Mr. Friedman was an agent with the New York Life Insurance Co. here from the early 1930s until retiring in the mid-1940s. Before that, he had held a variety of job and had operated his own deli.
His wife, Fannie, died in 1982. Survivors include two daughters, Elaine F. Brill of Silver Spring and Lois F. Lipsett of Washington, and one brother, one sister, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.