The Aug. 6 obituary of Corwin Rees Lockwood Jr. incorrectly said his marriage to Jane Biggers ended in divorce. She died in 1973 while married to Mr. Lockwood.(Published 8/7/2005)

Corwin Rees Lockwood Jr.


Corwin Rees Lockwood Jr., 94, a retired senior partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, died of congestive heart disease Aug. 1 in Naples, Fla., where he lived.

Mr. Lockwood worked at the Washington law firm for about 30 years. He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, and attended Georgetown University. He graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's degree and a law degree and joined Hogan & Hartson in 1941.

During World War II, Mr. Lockwood served in the Navy aboard destroyers. He returned to his law practice after the war. He was a past president of the Washington Kiwanis and a member of the Chevy Chase Country Club, the Metropolitan Club and Columbia Country Club. He moved to Naples in the late 1970s.

His marriage to Jane Biggers ended in divorce. A son from that marriage, Corwin R. Lockwood III, died in 1989. His second wife, Marion Z. Ryerson, died in 1999.

Survivors include two stepchildren, Christina M. Rogers of Bethesda and Naples and John E. Ryerson of Landrum, S.C.; and a sister.

Shirley Harris Wester

Trade Group Executive

Shirley Virginia Harris Wester, 70, an executive with trade associations and professional organizations, died Aug. 1 at her home in Lewisburg, W.Va., of a degenerative neurological disease affecting the brainstem.

Ms. Wester was born in Lewisburg and was a 1956 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky. She received a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan in 1962.

From 1960 until 1966, she was director of the Division of Medical Assistance for the Kentucky Department of Health. She developed a statewide medical assistance program that became a model for other programs throughout the country.

She was a health and political consultant in Kentucky from 1966 to 1975, when she moved to Fairfax City with her family. From 1978 to 1987, she was executive director of the American Health Planning Association, a nonprofit health policy organization. She was executive director of the American Society of Public Administration, a national association of administrators of governmental and nonprofit groups, from 1987 until 1991.

Ms. Wester was deputy executive vice president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. She modernized the educational, communications and electronic components of the academy during her tenure from 1992 until her retirement in December 2000.

Ms. Wester was a member of several honorary health and academic societies as well as the American Society of Association Executives, the American Public Health Association and the American Health Planning Association.

She was the co-author of two books about managing the care of paralyzed veterans.

She lived in Fairfax City from 1975 to 2001 and was a member of the Country Club of Fairfax. She returned to her home town of Lewisburg in 2001.

Her marriage to William S. Wester ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children, Carolyn N. Wester of Palo Alto, Calif., William Stuart Wester II of Lexington, Ky., and Dr. D. Cooper Wester of Harrison, Idaho; her mother, Carolyn Moore Harris of Lewisburg; two brothers; and six grandchildren.