Jo Valentine Morgan Jr.


Jo Valentine Morgan Jr., 79, a corporate lawyer and partner at Jackson & Campbell PC in Washington from 1985 until retiring in 1995, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 13 at ManorCare nursing home in Potomac. He lived in Bethesda.

He had been affiliated with the Washington law firm of Whiteford, Hart, Carmody & Wilson from the late 1940s until it folded in 1985. He had made partner in 1953 and senior partner in 1976.

Mr. Morgan, whose father was the first judge of the D.C. Tax Court, was born in Washington and graduated from Wilson High School. He was a 1942 graduate of Princeton University and a 1947 graduate of Yale Law School. During World War II, he served with the Army Air Forces in Europe and received a Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.

He was a vestryman at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Bethesda and a member of the Chevy Chase Club.

He was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Lawyers Club in Washington, the Order of Coif, the Barristers and the Metropolitan and Princeton clubs.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Norma Lawrence Morgan, of Bethesda; a son, Jo Lawrence Morgan of Bethesda; two daughters, Carol Compton of Falls City, Ore., and Susan Maguire of Tampa; a sister; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dolores "Dee" Porter


Dolores Serita "Dee" Porter, 67, a local actress who appeared on Washington area stages in the late 1960s and early 1970s, died of breast cancer Nov. 11 in her home in Washington.

In addition to appearing on stage, she also had roles in such television films as the 1977 production of "The Trials of Frederick Douglass" on NBC. She also appeared on local television, hosting "Aunt Mary's Birthday Party" on Channel 4 in 1964. From 1974 to 1989, she was an assistant director of the Devore School of Charm in Washington.

In the 1970s, she was a co-director with the Paul Robeson Theater and a member of the board of the Black American Theater Company. Her stage credits included "The Great White Hope" at Arena Stage and "As You Like It" at the Sylvan Theater in the late 1960s. In 1973, she appeared in "The Blacks" at the Kennedy Center.

Mrs. Porter, who was born in Racine, Wis., was a 1955 animal husbandry graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She came to Washington in 1958 and graduated from Devore.

She had served on the board of the Swedenborgian Church of the Holy City in Washington.

Her marriage to James Porter ended in divorce.

Survivors include four children, Darryl Paris of Upper Marlboro, Genna Branch of Tonopah, Ariz., Erica Porter of Oakland, Calif., and Lyllian Porter of Washington; her father, General Paris of Washington; and 16 grandchildren.

Carl D. Werner

Exxon Dealer

Carl D. Werner, 91, a retired Montgomery County Exxon dealer and Bethesda resident who had lived in the Washington area his entire life, died Nov. 12 at the Mariner Health Care Center of Kensington. He had pneumonia.

He owned and operated Werner's Exxon on Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda from 1952 to 1958, and Werner's Exxon on East West Highway in Silver Spring from 1960 until retiring in 1983.

Before that, he had worked for the Call Carl Washington area service station chain for 25 years before retiring as its secretary-treasurer and member of the board of directors in 1952.

Mr. Werner, who was born in Washington, was a 1927 graduate of Central High School, where he had belonged to the crew and football teams. He was a 1931 business graduate of Benjamin Franklin University.

He had served as a board member and vice president of the Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and had belonged to the Washington Board of Trade. He was a life member of Congressional Country Club and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Bethesda, the Kiwanis Club of Washington and the Kiwanis Foundation.

His wife of 44 years, Evelyn, died in 1976.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Cavanagh Ball of Palo Alto, Calif., and Carol W. McCann of Madison, N.J.; five grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

Virginia E. Lindsay

Restaurant Hostess

Virginia E. Lindsay, 87, a hostess at Marriott Hot Shoppes in Hyattsville when she retired in 1979 after 20 years with the restaurant chain, died of cancer Nov. 13 at Crescent City Center nursing home. She lived in Hyattsville.

Mrs. Lindsay was born in Patrick County, Va., and moved to the Washington area about 40 years ago. In the 1940s, she worked at a textile mill in Lynchburg.

Her hobbies included crocheting and reading.

Her marriage to Ernest Lindsay ended in divorce.

Survivors include a son, James A. Lindsay of Hampton, Va.; four daughters, Betty Culbertson of Raleigh, N.C., and Joyce Overstreet, Annette Lindsay and Patsy Cumberland, all of Hyattsville; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Jean Marshall McGuire


Jean Marshall McGuire, 82, who lived and did volunteer work in Warrenton, died of anorexia and respiratory ailments Nov. 13 at a Warrenton nursing home.

Mrs. McGuire was born in New York and attended Columbia University. She came to the Washington area in 1968 and moved to Warrenton in 1979.

She had been a docent with the Old Jail Museum in Warrenton and a member of the Fauquier Historical Society. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Warrenton and of the St. Hilda Chapter of the Women of St. James. Her hobbies included playing the piano and collecting antique furniture and ceramics.

Survivors include her husband, Robert C. McGuire, whom she married in 1968; a stepdaughter, Jacquelyn Therriault of Tiffin, Ohio; three step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.