Dolores M. Albers

Business Owner

Dolores M. Albers, 72, whose work helping people procure travel visas to South Vietnam while employed by that country's embassy in the 1960s led to a career running a passport and visa business in the District, died Aug. 29 from cardiopulmonary arrest at her home in Melbourne, Fla.

Ms. Albers, who moved to Alexandria in 1952 from her birthplace of Panama City, started her business, Aeropass Corp., in the early 1970s. She retired to Melbourne in 1994. Besides her time with the South Vietnamese Embassy, Ms. Albers also worked as a secretary at the embassies of Indonesia and India starting in the 1950s.

After her retirement, Ms. Albers studied painting and specialized in still lifes at classes at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria.

Ms. Albers's marriage to Darwin D. Albers ended in divorce.

She is survived by her companion of more than 20 years, Russell R. Shorey of Melbourne; her daughter, Deborah Albers of Arlington; a brother and a sister, both of Panama City; and a granddaughter.

Joan Catherine Hutson

Homemaker and Secretary

Joan Catherine Hutson, 75, a Bowie homemaker and former federal secretary, died Sept. 6 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore of injuries suffered in an Aug. 27 pedestrian traffic accident.

Anne Arundel County police said she was struck by an automobile while walking in the Jennifer Square Shopping Center and was taken to the Maryland Hospital Shock Trauma Center.

Mrs. Hutson, who lived in Bowie, was born in Malden, Mass. She graduated from Salem Teachers College in Massachusetts.

In 1950, she moved to the Washington area.

She retired in 1987 after 25 years as a secretary with federal agencies. For most of her career, she worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Bowie, and she did volunteer work in retirement for the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop in Bowie.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert A. Hutson of Bowie; three sons, John K. Hutson of Bowie, William E. Hutson of Cary, N.C., and James H. Hutson of Towson; two sisters, Sister Christine Mulcahy of the order of School Sisters of Notre Dame of Towson and Elizabeth C. McKeon of Nashua, N.H.; four brothers, Edward W. Mulcahy of Winchester, Va., John M. Mulcahy of Malden, Mass., Robert T. Mulcahy of Pocasset, Mass., and William J. Mulcahy of Melrose, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.