David C. Carter, 61, president of the U.S. Beet Sugar Association since 1975 who was active in industry groups, died of cancer Nov. 29 at his home in Derwood, Md.

He helped found the American Sugar Alliance, a trade group, and served as its first president from 1983 to 1984. He served again as president from 1987 to 1988. He was an industry adviser to the government during the negotiation of the International Sugar Agreement in the late 1970s.

Mr. Carter was born in Texas and grew up in Gallup, N.M. He graduated from San Jose State University with a journalism and public relations degree and served as an Air Force officer before entering the sugar industry in the mid-1950s.

He worked in California for the Western Beet Sugar Producers Inc., the California Beet Growers Association and the Spreckels Sugar Co. before moving here and joining the U.S. Beet Sugar Association in 1969. He spent his first six years with the organization as its information and public relations director.

Mr. Carter was a member of the American Society of Association Executives, and the Washington Commodity, Capitol Hill, National Democratic, National Press and Lakewood Country clubs. He also belonged to the 116 Club, a social group.

Survivors include his wife, Alice, of Derwood; two daughters, Kathleen Gorman of Ellicott City and Jennifer Tighe of San Francisco; and two grandsons.


State Department Official

Henry E. Allen, 78, a retired State Department official who was also known as a speaker, teacher and consultant on vegetable gardening, died of cancer Nov. 29 at Suburban Hospital.

Mr. Allen, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Washington and attended Western High School. He graduated from Washington and Lee University and began working for the State Department in the mid-1930s.

Early assignments included service on the U.S.-Mexican Border Commission and participation on a trade delegation to Argentina. From 1942 to 1946 he was assigned to the commercial attache's office in Mexico, then returned to Washington where he joined the office of international conferences in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. His duties there involved arranging administrative and logistical details for international conferences. He retired as a program officer in 1972.

Mr. Allen was a former president of the Men's Garden Club of Montgomery County and had received its horticulture award in 1975. He had written articles on home vegetable gardening for several editions of the Men's Garden Club Book, "Successful Gardening in Washington." He was a frequent speaker at garden club meetings and helped set up the master gardener program at the University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension Service. He had also taught gardening at the Department of Agriculture's Graduate School.

Washingtonian magazine once referred to him as "Mr. Vegetable of Washington."

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Hughes Allen of Bethesda; a daughter, Elizabeth Allen Wallace of Troy, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.



Clarine M. "Cecey" Collier, 27, who died Nov. 27 at Washington Hospital Center as a result of a stabbing earlier that night on Lanier Place near Harvard St. NW, was a native of Hallandale, Fla., who had lived in the Washington area since 1964.

A D.C. police spokesman said the stabbing is under investigation.

Miss Collier was a graduate of Oxon Hill High School. From 1985 to 1988 she had been a receptionist and office administrator at Legum & Norman Inc. real estate management. At the time of her death she was a secretary at The Fielding Co., a contracting firm.

Her marriage to Errol Wilson ended in divorce.

Survivors include their daughter, Pareece Mikail Wilson of Washington; another daughter, Kamilla Meloni Collier-Mullin of Washington; her mother, Rachel Burrows Collier of Florida; five sisters; and two brothers.


WSSC Employee

Alice Skirven Bolgiano Welden, 88, a retired employee of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission who also was a piano teacher, died Nov. 26 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She had a stroke.

Mrs. Welden, a resident of Rockville, was born in Baltimore. She grew up in Hyattsville. She attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.

She worked in the assessment division of the WSSC from the early 1930s until she retired in 1964. She gave piano lessons at her home.

She also had been active in ballroom dancing and singing groups, and she was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Worton, Md., and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her marriage to Charles Alfred Bolgiano ended in divorce.

Her second husband, Jack Welden, died in 1968.

Survivors include four children by her first marriage, Charles Thomas Bolgiano of Derwood, Md., Mary Bolgiano Boyle of Westwood, Mass., Margaret Bolgiano Thomas of Nokomis, Fla., and Barbara Bolgiano Brown of Annapolis; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.


Administrative Assistant

Mary Hannah Kelly, 80, a retired administrative assistant in the division of public health nursing of the Prince George's County Health Department, died of heart ailments Nov. 28 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Mrs. Kelly, who lived in Gaithersburg, was born in London and came to the United States and Washington in 1947.

From about 1955 to 1967 she worked for the Prince George's County Health Department. She was a founding member of the Irish-American Club in Washington.

Her husband, John Kelly, died in 1986.

Survivors include six children, Terence Kelly of Boston, John Kelly and Cathleen Erickson, both of Annapolis, Maureen Maher of Morristown, N.J., Patricia Tackney of Durham, N.C., and Kevin Kelly of Gaithersburg; 28 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


Computer Sales Manager

John Martin McLane, 59, a retired computer sales manager, died of cancer Nov. 28 at his home in Herndon.

Mr. Martin was in computer-related sales here for 31 years. He worked for many years for Atlantic Research Corp. and earlier was with Soundscriber, a dictating company. He retired this summer from Iverson Technology Corp. after about a year as a sales manager.

A native of Carbondale, Pa., Mr. McLane had lived here since 1959.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Walsh McLane of Herndon; two sons, Martin McLane of Charlottesville and Michael McLane of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Molly McLane of Herndon; two sisters, Katherine McLane of Endicott, N.Y., and Mercedes Walsh of Syracuse, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.


Church Home Leader

Marjorie Nightingale Hasbrouck, 86, a past president of the Episcopal Church Home and a member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Washington and its Women's Guild, died of pneumonia Nov. 28 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Hasbrouck was born in Brunswick, Ga. In 1932, she married Robert W. Hasbrouck, an Army officer who retired as a major general. She accompanied him to posts in this country, but they had maintained a residence in Washington since 1943.

During World War II, Mrs. Hasbrouck was a Red Cross Gray Lady at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She also was a member of the Sulgrave and Chevy Chase clubs and the Washington chapter of the Colonial Dames of America.

Her husband died in 1985.

Survivors include a son, Robert W. Hasbrouck Jr. of New Providence, N.J., and four grandchildren.


Church and Club Member

Indus O. Bashore, 87, a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bethesda and a member of the Bethesda Woman's and Garden Clubs, died Nov. 28 at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a stroke and heart attack.

Mrs. Bashore, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Gettysburg, Pa. She attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and moved to the Washington area in 1932.

She was a member of the Southern Maryland Dental Auxiliary.

Her husband, William C. Bashore Sr., died in 1979.

Survivors include a son, William C. Bashore Jr. of Bethesda; and two granddaughters.


Knitting Expert

Allegra M. Spry, 62, an expert in knitting, needlepoint and crocheting who had taught those crafts at Alexandria's Yarn Bazaar in the 1970s, died of cancer Nov. 28 at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mrs. Spry, who lived in Alexandria, was born in North Carolina, and she graduated from Catawba College there. She moved to the Washington area in 1955.

In addition to teaching knitting crafts, she also had been a sales clerk at the Yarn Bazaar.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, James C. Spry of Alexandria; two children, James C. Spry Jr. of Baton Rouge, La., and Maurisa Payne of Warrenton, Va.; her mother, Edna Miller of Conover, N.C.; and four grandsons.


Computer Security Analyst

Wyvern M. Pickering, 47, a data processing security analyst for Computer Data Systems Inc., died Nov. 27 of cancer at the Washington Home. A resident of Silver Spring, he had lived in this area for the last 18 years.

Mr. Pickering examined computer data systems for government agencies to determine if they were secure and also prepared disaster recovery plans for computer systems. He had worked for Computer Data Systems for three years and previously had worked for Perpetual Federal Savings and Loan Association for 15 years.

A native of Castine, Maine, Mr. Pickering lived and worked in Connecticut before moving here.

He is survived by his wife, Lola Kecian Pickering; and two daughters, Loella T. Pickering and Cynthia A. Pickering, all of Silver Spring; three brothers, Christopher Pickering of Cos Cob, Conn., Emery Pickering of Memphis, and Stephen Pickering of Denver.


House Subcommittee Clerk

Pamela Horsmon Welch, 47, clerk of the House Government Operations subcommittee on human resources and intergovernmental relations since 1971, died of cancer Nov. 23 at her home in Lovettsville, Va.

As subcommittee clerk she had worked on legislation dealing with health, food and drug safety, veterans care, revenue sharing and other issues.

Mrs. Welch was born in Prince Frederick, Md. She attended Washington College and was a 1963 graduate of Bard-Avon Business School in Baltimore.

She was secretary to the executive director of the Milk Industry Foundation's International Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers from 1964 to 1967, and secretary to the regional director of GAC Finance until she left to work on Capitol Hill in 1971.

Mrs. Welch was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Lusby, Md., and the Congressional Staff Club.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Virgil Welch, of Lovettsville; her mother, Ruth Barrett Horsmon of St. Leonard, Md.; and a brother, Philip Horsmon of Clemson, S.C.



Lawrence Goodman, 74, an accountant for Union Labor Life Insurance Co., died of cancer Nov. 29 at his home in Springfield.

Mr. Goodman was born in New York City. He attended New York University and graduated from St. John's College with a degree in accounting. During World War II he served in the Army in Europe.

He worked in New York as an accountant for Schenley Distillers before joining the staff of Union Labor Life in the early 1980s. He moved to the Washington area with the company in 1983.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Meyerson Goodman of Springfield; three children, William Goodman of Arlington, Marjorie Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Elizabeth Lock of Chicago; a sister, Edna Wilcove of Gaithersburg; a brother, Gene Goodman of West Hartford, Conn.; and a grandchild.


Reading Volunteer

Mary Ann Sinclair "Hon" Wright, 56, a teacher with Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County and a former employee of the Leathercoat restaurant in The Plains, Va., died Nov. 18 at her home in Warrenton, Va. She had interstitial fibrosis, a lung ailment.

Mrs. Wright was born in The Plains, and graduated from Warrenton High School. In 1954, she married Russell A. Wright, a soldier who retired as a sergeant. She accompanied him to various Army posts in this country and to the Philippines.

After Sgt. Wright's retirement in 1968, they settled in Dowagiac, Mich., where they ran a restaurant. In the early 1980s, they moved to Gulfport, Fla. Sgt. Wright died in 1983 and Mrs. Wright returned to Warrenton in 1984. She worked at the Leathercoat until 1989.

Survivors include three sons, Daryl Wright of Columbus, Ohio, Russell Wright, who is serving in the Navy at Winter Park, Fla., and Mark Wright of Warrenton; four daughters, Mary Beth Jurgenson of Salisbury, N.C., Karen Wright and Kelly Cornwall, both of Fort Myers, Fla., and Sara Jo Wright of Louisville, Colo; a brother, John H. Sinclair of Warrenton; a sister, Betty Manning of Fairfax; and two grandsons.