Amy B. Carlton, 89, a homemaker who belonged to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Alexandria and Trinity Episcopal Church in Manassas, died Nov. 9 at the Greenspring retirement center in Springfield.

She had cancer, said her daughter Susan Kite.

Mrs. Carlton participated in the choir and altar guilds at her churches. At Trinity, she was elected to the vestry.

Amy Wesley Bohlayer was born in Alexandria and graduated in 1940 from the old George Washington High School. During World War II, she accompanied her husband on Army Air Forces assignments around the county.

She lived in and around Manassas from the late 1950s to the late 1970s, when she moved to North Carolina. While living in Vandemere, N.C., she served as town clerk and acting mayor, her daughter said. She moved to Greenspring in 2006.

Her husband of 62 years, Walter E. Carlton Sr., died in 2004.

Survivors include three children, Walter E. Carlton Jr. of Alexandria, Susan Kite of Morgantown, W.Va., and Barbara Johnson of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; five great-grandsons.

— Emily Langer