Helen Lee Brister

Government Secretary

Helen Lee Brister, 83, a former Adelphi resident who retired in 1992 after about 20 years as a secretary for the U.S. Postal Service, died Oct. 17 at the Hebrew Home in Rockville. She had cancer.

Ms. Brister spent part of her government career working at a postal facility in McLean. Before joining the Postal Service in the early 1970s, she spent about 20 years as a secretary for ACME Fast Freight in Washington.

Ms. Brister, who lived in Adelphi for more than 50 years, was a native of Alexandria, La., where she attended a business college.

She was a member of the English-Speaking Union, the Langley Park Senior Citizens Line Dancing Club, the Kennedy Center, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Trinity Baptist Church in Hyattsville.

Survivors include a sister, DeLois Brister Collins of Silver Spring.

Rose Christina Krog

Army Budget Analyst

Rose Christina Krog, 96, a former Washington resident who worked about 30 years for the Army Department before retiring in 1968 as a budget analyst, died of coronary artery disease Oct. 25 at the Goodwin House West in Falls Church, where she had lived since 1996.

Ms. Krog, who had lived in the Washington area since the early 1940s, was born on a farm near Gann Valley, S.D. She attended a business school in Minneapolis and later worked for the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation as an accountant with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

In retirement, she served as treasurer of the Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington and once traveled to Denmark to visit her parents' native country.

She leaves no immediate survivors.