Andrew R. Tomlin

Elevator Operator

Andrew R. Tomlin, 95, a lifelong Washingtonian and an elevator operator at the Government Printing Office from 1926 until retiring in 1965, died of a stroke Jan. 10 at his home.

Mr. Tomlin graduated from Armstrong High School in the 1920s and attended Howard University.

He also was a real estate broker in the 1940s and 1950s for Consolidated Improvement Co. in Washington.

He was a member of Peace Baptist Church in Washington.

His wife of 67 years, Carrie Stanley Tomlin, died in 1996.

Survivors include a son, Oliver Lewis of Anderson, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

Sally Steele MacDonald


Sally Steele MacDonald, 83, a pediatrician in private practice with an office in her Silver Spring home from the late 1960s until retiring in 1983, died of a heart ailment Jan. 18 at her son's home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, while on a visit.

Dr. MacDonald, who was born in Birmingham, had lived in the Washington area since the 1920s and in Silver Spring since 1950.

She was a 1936 graduate of Central High School. She received her bachelor's and medical degrees from George Washington University.

In the 1950s, she worked for GWU's student health service. In the 1960s, she was a pediatrician for Montgomery County schools and a research physician at Children's Hospital.

She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Central High School Alumni Association and the Kiwanis.

Dr. MacDonald also had been a member of Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring.

Her husband, Dr. Gordon R. MacDonald, whom she married in 1942, died in 1982. Their son Douglas died in 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Gordon R., of San Juan, and Bruce, of Silver Spring; and four grandchildren.

Mary Maurine Prescott Fisher

Business Specialist

Mary Maurine Prescott Fisher, 73, a Small Business Administration business specialist who retired in 1998 after 28 years' service, died Jan. 20 at her home in Fairfax of liver and gastrointestinal ailments.

Mrs. Fisher was born in Schenectady, N.Y., and moved to the Washington area in 1941. She attended Arlington's Washington-Lee High School and graduated from Central High School in Washington. She attended Strayer Business College and the University of Virginia.

From 1950 until 1970, she worked for General Electric Credit Corp., leaving as credit manager. She joined the SBA in 1970.

She served on presidential advisory committees on Native American economic development and small and minority business ownership, and she was a member of the the City of Fairfax Industrial Development Authority and past president of the Friends of Fairfax Association.

For her work in local politics, she was the Fairfax Democratic Committee's volunteer of the year in 2001.

Her husband, Eugene Thomas Fisher, died in 1982.

Survivors include two sons, Gene T. Fisher of Washington and William L. Fisher of Burke; and three grandchildren.

Ursula McEnroy Theobald

Administrative Assistant

Ursula McEnroy Theobald, 79, a former administrative assistant who worked at the National Science Foundation in the 1950s, the National Park Service in the 1960s and the World Bank in the 1970s and 1980s, died of cancer Jan. 9 at Mariner Health of Bethesda.

Mrs. Theobald, a resident of Washington, was born in Cochituate, Mass. She attended George Washington University and graduated from Barnard College.

She settled in the Washington area 53 years ago. She was a Francophile and sang for several years with La Chorale St. Louis in Washington.

She was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church in Georgetown and its Our Lady of Mercy Sodality.

Her marriage to Frederick H. Theobald ended in divorce.

There are no immediate survivors.

Charles Edgar Shepard

Minister and Painter

Charles Edgar Shepard, 67, who was minister of the Gaithersburg Church of God for the last 25 years, died of an aortic aneurysm Jan. 20 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Mr. Shepard, who lived in Gaithersburg, was born in Tazewell, Va. He moved to the Washington area 45 years ago.

In March 2000, he retired after 35 years as a painter for the Montgomery County public schools.

Survivors include his wife, Margie E. Shepard, and two daughters, Cynthia Jones and Donna Shepard, all of Gaithersburg; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.