Catherine Schlumberger Jones, 46, a photographer who helped found the Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick art gallery in 1984, died of cancer May 26 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Jones was born in Houston. She graduated from Wellesley College and the Corcoran School of Art, where she won the achievement prize for photography in 1982. She moved here in 1969.

There was an emphasis on photography at her gallery. She organized several shows of international and local artists.

Mrs. Jones also was a trustee of Sidwell Friends School and the Girls Clubs of America; a director of the Aurora Foundation, a human rights organization; and a member of Amnesty International and the art advisory committee of Wellesley College.

Her marriage to Thomas Claburn Jones ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children, Thomas Claburn Jones III of San Francisco and Caroline Laurens Jones and Elizabeth Thomas Jones, both of Washington; three sisters, Anne S. Bohnn of Houston, Christiane Schlumberger of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Victoire Schlumberger of Paris; and three brothers, Pierre Marcel Schlumberger of Houston, Jacques P. Schlumberger of Santa Rosa and Paul A. Schlumberger of Paris.


D.C. School Official

Emilie S. Lassalle, 86, who served as chief attendence officer with the D.C. Public Schools system for 22 years before she retired in 1966, died of cancer May 4 at a nursing home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Mrs. Lassalle, who moved to Pennsylvania from Silver Spring in 1986, was a native of Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received a master's degree in education from the University of Colorado.

She came to the Washington area during World War II and worked at the U.S. Office of Education before joining the D.C. Public Schools in 1943.

Her marriage to Edmundo Lassalle ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter, Pepita Huddleston of Mercersburg, Pa.


Claims Examiner

Ellen Chaffee Callicott, 99, a retired claims examiner with the General Accounting Office, died of pneumonia May 24 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda.

Mrs. Callicott was born in Rochester, Vt., and she attended a business college in Vermont. She moved to Washington during World War I and went to work for the old War Department as a secretary. She later graduated from the Washington College of Law, which is now part of American University, and she was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 1921, she joined the GAO, which was established that year. She was a claims examiner when she retired in 1951.

Mrs. Callicott, who lived in Washington before moving to the nursing home, was a member of the National Lawyers Club, the Westmoreland Congregational Church, the Jessica Callaghan chapter of the Eastern Star, the Society of Mayflower Descendents, the Louisa Adams chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Vermont Society of Colonial Dames, the Daughters of Colonial Wars and the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Her husband, Brinkley E. Callicott, died in 1943.

She leaves no immediate survivors.



Dorothy S. Gerhold, 74, a former clerk at the Charles G. Stott & Co. in Bladensburg and a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Hyattsville, died of leukemia May 25 at the Golden Oaks nursing home in Laurel.

Mrs. Gerhold, who had lived in Bladensburg before moving to Golden Oaks in February, was born in Washington. She graduated from Eastern High School.

She worked for Charles G. Stott & Co., an office supply business, from the mid-1970s until 1986.

Her husband, Martin C. Gerhold, died in 1954.

Survivors include three children, Gary M. Gerhold of Ritchie, Md., Sharon L. Powers of Upper Marlboro and Robert C. Gerhold of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mabel Spiller of Annandale; and five grandchildren.


Lifelong Area Resident

Myrtle R. Bopst, 89, a lifelong resident of the Washington area, died May 25 at Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md., after a stroke.

Mrs. Bopst, a resident of College Park, was born in Rockville.

Her husband, Leslie E. Bopst, a former director of the Maryland state agricultural inspection service, died in 1968.

Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Nolker of Oxford, Md., and Betty Robin of Middleburg; two sisters, Eva Crane of University Park and Ivy Calmeyer of Chevy Chase; a brother, Alton E. Rabbitt of Delray Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.



Ruth Aler Donovan, 82, a retired secretary who had worked for several federal agencies, died of cancer May 25 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Donovan, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Washington. She graduated from the old Central High School and Steward Business College.

She began working here as a secretary in the late 1920s. Over the years, her jobs included periods at the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the Treasury Department. She was at the U.S. Tax Court when she retired in 1964.

Survivors include her husband, John Timothy Donovan of Washington.