Mary L. Prichard Slayton

Office Manager

Mary Louise Prichard Slayton, 83, a Washington resident who managed the Washington office of the United Negro College Fund from 1963 to 1970, died of cancer Aug. 28 at her home.

Mrs. Slayton was a secretary for the Better Business Bureau in her native Omaha before moving to Washington in 1950.

She was a longtime member of Cleveland Park Congregational Church in Washington. In the 1970s and '80s, she served on the board of directors of the environmental organization, Concern Inc.

Her husband William L. Slayton, died Aug. 7.

Survivors include two daughters, Betsy Campbell of Salt Lake City and Barbara Shelton of East Quoque, N.Y.; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Doris Jeannette Freed


Doris Jeannette Freed, 73, a former Washington homemaker, died of cancer Aug. 31 at a temporary residence she had rented in San Diego. She had lived in Pompano Beach, Fla. since 1983.

Mrs. Freed was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Washington. She graduated from Roosevelt High School.

Her first husband, Solomon Abramson, died in 1952, and her second husband, Sidney Freed, died in 1981.

Survivors include a son from her second marriage, Steven Freed of San Diego; and two sons from her first marriage, Richard Freed of Houston and Jerry Freed of Silver Spring, both of whom were adopted by her second husband; and seven grandchildren.