John F. Bogaard

IRS Official

John F. Bogaard, 82, who retired from the Treasury Department in 1974 as chief of the reorganization branch, died of cancer July 1 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He had lived in Washington since 1938.

Mr. Bogaard was born in Keansburg, N.J., and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a graduate of a school now part of Catholic University, where he also received a master's degree in accounting.

He served in the Army Air Forces in Okinawa at the end of World War II.

Mr. Bogaard began his career as an accounting clerk at the Public Health Service in 1938. He went to work for the IRS in 1949.

After he retired, he was a tax consultant to the law firm of Barnett and Alagia.

He was a lector at Catholic Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington and served there as an Aramathean, part of a group that assists in funeral liturgies.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Frances Garvey Bogaard of Washington; four children, Frances Brannigan of Rockville, Dorothea Emmet of Kensington, Anne Rodriguez of Tiger, Ga., and John F. Bogaard of Pittsburgh; and six grandchildren.

Philip Davis Beaumont


Philip Davis Beaumont, 53, a lawyer in the Washington office of the Chadbourne & Parke law firm, died of cancer July 3 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Washington.

He was born in Boston. He was a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University law school. He served in the Army in Korea during the Vietnam War.

He began with Chadbourne & Park in New York in 1973. He specialized in securities and mergers and acquisitions and was a partner in the firm.

His marriage to Eleanor Rodgers Beaumont ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Meaghan McGrath Beaumont of Washington; three children from his first marriage, Kathryn Beaumont Fisher of New York, Jennifer Beaumont of Ketchum, Idaho, and Erin Beaumont of Summit, N.J.; his mother, Rose Burns Beaumont of Jamesburg, N.J.; and a sister.

Ernest Bertoch Henrichsen

Intelligence Officer

Ernest Bertoch Henrichsen, 90, an intelligence officer who retired in 1971 after 18 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, died of a stroke July 3 at Montgomery General Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.

Mr. Henrichsen was a native of Salt Lake City and a graduate of the University of Utah. He attended the Defense Intelligence College.

He did missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe in the early 1930s.

He served in Algeria with the Army and Office of Strategic Services during World War II. He later was posted by the CIA to Turkey.

Mr. Henrichsen was a member of the Derwood Ward of the Mormon Church. After he retired, he volunteered full time at the Washington Temple.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Afton Ashworth Henrichsen of Silver Spring; three children, Richard Ernest Henrichsen of Olney, Christine Henrichsen Willis of Moorestown, N.J., and Colleen Henrichsen of Washington; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gregory John Bussink

Systems Analyst

Gregory John Bussink Jr., 72, a systems analyst who retired in 1985 from the Naval Air Systems Command, died June 29 at Prince George's Hospital. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Bussink, who lived in New Carrollton, was born in Washington. He was a graduate of St. John's College High School and Catholic University. He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II.

He went to work for the Navy in 1952.

Mr. Bussink was a member of the American Legion, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Landover.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Marie Scalf Bussink of New Carrollton; six children, Ellen Wesley of Silver Spring, Dorothy Roe of Bowie, Amy Bussink of New Carrollton, Jeanne Jurney of Sykesville, Md., Gregory John Bussink III of Columbia and Jeffrey Bussink of Crownsville; two sisters, Margaret Ann Pease of Silver Spring and Mary Ellen Auth of Annapolis; a brother, Donald Richard "Pete" Bussink Sr. of Laurel; and eight grandchildren.

Albert G. Wellens


Albert G. Wellens, 87, a lawyer who retired from the General Accounting Office 20 years ago, died of cancer June 19 at his home in Potomac.

He was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Washington. He was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School and the law school of George Washington University. He served in the Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was named to the Greater Washington Softball Hall of Fame in 1984 and was a member of the American Legion.

His wife of 56 years, Mary Powell Wellens, died in 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Sue Wellens Tatum of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Edna Wellens Lunsford and Marie Wellens Smith, both of Silver Spring; and three grandsons.

Martha E. 'Marti' Downie

House Staff Member

Martha E. "Marti" Downie, 67, who retired in 1995 from the staff of the economic development subcommittee of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee, died of lung cancer July 5 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. She lived in Falls Church.

Ms. Downie was born in Winthrop, Mass. She was a graduate of Depauw University.

She began her career as a research assistant with Value Line Fund Distributors in San Francisco in the late 1950s. She later worked in Boston for First Boston Corp., the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and United Investment Counsel.

Ms. Downie moved to the Washington area in 1964 to work for Sen. Leverett Saltonstall (R-Mass.).

She joined the Public Works Committee staff in 1968.

Ms. Downie was a pilot and former treasurer of the Congressional Flying Club, the Single Malt Whisky Society and the Petanque Group of Northern Virginia, a sport group. She was a member of the Feminists Spiritual Group.

Survivors include a sister.

Charles Allen Potter Sr.

Auto Body Repairman

Charles Allen Potter Sr., 69, an auto body repairman who retired in the mid-1990s from Pallone Chevrolet in Springfield, died of lung cancer at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Annandale.

Mr. Potter was a native of Arlington who served in the Army in Korea during the Korean War.

He worked for a number of auto body shops over about four decades. His interests included hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Margaret Potter of Annandale; four children, Diana Peterson of Laurel, Del., Charles A. Potter Jr. of Linden, Va., W. Dale Potter of Leesburg and Paul T. Potter of Springfield; a sister, Pauline Cain of Cobb Island; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.