Dorothy Scott "Scottie" Murray, 86, a retired Forestville Elementary School teacher who was active in professional organizations and Maryland consumer advisory groups, died July 18 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a heart attack. She lived in Annapolis.
Mrs. Murray taught for 45 years at Forestville Elementary, beginning in 1933, when it was a one-room schoolhouse.
Before retiring in 1978, she served as a member of the executive board of the Maryland State Teachers Association and chairman of the Prince George's County Educators Association.
For 10 years until 1984, she served on Maryland's Consumer Advisory Council and the Consumer Protection Division Education Task Force.
She was a lifelong member of the Prince George's Democratic Committee and an election precinct chairwoman for more than 10 years.
She was a 1988 inductee of the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and a recipient of the American Association of Retired People's Meritorious Service Award.
Mrs. Murray was born and raised in Berlin, Md. She received undergraduate degrees from what is now Salisbury University and the University of Maryland.
Her husband, Harvey LeRoy Murray, died in 1987.
Survivors include four children, Gay Carter-Lees of Annapolis, James Murray of Conneaut Lake, Pa., Joy Liberti of Bethesda and Kim Murray of Waldorf; two brothers, Isaac Scott of Salisbury and Orlando Scott of Berlin; two sisters, Mabel Holland and Jeanette Hastings of Berlin and Rose Geers of Quincy, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.