Annabel S. Brown, 68, a retired teacher in the D.C. public school system who served in the Women's Army Air Force Service Pilots in World War II, died of emphysema Sept. 7 at the home of a daughter in Lanham.
Mrs. Brown, a resident of Annapolis, was born in Tarkio, Mo. She graduated from the University of Nebraska and received a master's degree in special education from the University of Virginia.
As a pilot in the Women's Army Air Force Service Pilots during the war, she delivered aircraft and performed other flying duties in the United States.
Mrs. Brown taught in Missouri before moving to the Washington area in 1962 and joining the D.C. school system. She taught at Buchanan and Watkins elementary schools and retired in 1985. She won three distinguished teaching awards from The Washington Post.
A former resident of Arlington who moved to Annapolis five years ago, Mrs. Brown was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Chores and More, a volunteer organization that helps the needy in Annapolis.
Her husband, Sherman William Brown, died in 1968.
Survivors include two children, Nann Lutz of Lanham and Frances Heiney of Hillsboro, Ore.; a brother, James Blaine Shaum of Tarkio; a sister, Frances Lamson of Chicago; and 10 grandchildren.
LESLIE L. SHELTON
Arlington Fire Official
Leslie L. Shelton, 69, a retired assistant fire chief in Arlington, died of cancer Sept. 7 at his home in Woodstock, Va.
Mr. Shelton was born in Arlington. During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard in the South Pacific.
He joined the Arlington Fire Department in 1947 as a firefighter. He rose through the ranks, serving as a fire inspector, fire marshal and assistant chief. He retired in 1973 and moved to Woodstock.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Lee Shelton of Woodstock; a son, Brian D. Shelton of Hagerstown, Md.; a daughter, Robin L. Jones of Woolwine, Va.; a brother, Starley Shelton of Annandale; four sisters, Elizabeth Steele of Alexandria, Thelma Riggles of Huntsville, Ala., Willa Mae Meyer of Annandale and Rita Brown of Washington; and two grandchildren.
JOSEPH W. KIMMEL
Joseph W. Kimmel, 80, retired art director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, died of cancer Sept. 5 at Montgomery General Hospital.
Mr. Kimmel, who lived in Rossmoor Leisure World in Silver Spring, was born in Spokane, Wash. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the Chicago Art Institute. Before World War II, he was a cartoonist for the Portland Oregonian newspaper.
During the war, he served in the Army in North Africa and Italy.
After the war, he worked three years on the art staff of Fortune Magazine in New York, then in 1949 moved to Washington and joined the staff of Presentations Inc., a graphic design firm.
He began working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1956. In 1957, he became art director, a job that involved supervision of the design of the Chamber's publications.
Mr. Kimmel was a water colorist whose paintings had been exhibited at area art shows.
He was a member of Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church in Olney. He was a former president of the Washington chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Charlotte Requa Kimmel of Silver Spring.
CHARLES W. BAUSELL
Charles William Bausell, 67, a retired supervisor in the Potomac Electric Power Co.'s planning and accounting office, died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm Sept. 6 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.
Mr. Bausell, who lived in Potomac and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was born in Lebanon, Va. He moved to Washington as a child and graduated from McKinley Tech High School.
He attended George Washington University.
During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Atlantic and the Pacific. He served aboard the destroyer Bristol, and was one of 17 survivors when the ship was sunk in the Mediterranean in 1943. After the war Mr. Bausell returned to Washington and began working at Pepco. He retired in 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Bausell of Potomac and Fort Lauderdale; four children, Charles W. Bausell Jr. of Crofton, Susan P. Tredwell of Portsmouth, N.H., James K. Bausell of Annapolis and Mary E. Reifsnyder of San Diego; three sisters, Ellen Cassell of Richmond, Martha Opperman of Falls Church and Margaret Burton of McLean; and two grandchildren.
FRANK P. MURRAY
Frank P. Murray, 65, a home building contractor and a lifelong resident of the Washington area, died of a heart ailment and chest injuries Sept. 7 at Suburban Hospital. He was stricken while driving his car in Chevy Chase.
Mr. Murray, a resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Washington. He graduated from St. John's College High School and Georgetown University. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific.
He was the head of Frank P. Murray & Sons, a building company he founded in 1950.
Mr. Murray was a member of the Columbia Country Club, where he played golf, and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cassidy Murray of Chevy Chase, whom he married in 1950; four children, Timothy S. Murray of Gaithersburg, Michael G. Murray of Solomons Island, Md., Mary M. Barrett of Rockville and Molly M. Nalls of Bethesda; a brother, Joseph L.B. Murray of Chevy Chase; and five grandchildren.