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Beatrice T. Dobie, publishing executive, dies at 91

Beatrice T. Dobie
publishing executive

Beatrice T. Dobie, who retired in 1982 as vice president of personnel at Time-Life Books, died Jan. 4 at her home in Indianapolis. She was 91.

The cause was a stroke, said her niece, Kathleen Dobie.

Miss Dobie joined Time magazine in the late 1940s as a part-time proofreader. She later was a reporter at Life magazine, including a three-year assignment as a correspondent in England. She worked as chief of research at Time-Life Books when it was founded in 1961.

Beatrice Tormey Dobie was a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and a 1945 English graduate of the University of Toronto. She settled in the Washington area in 1976 and was an Alexandria resident until moving to Indianapolis last year.

She was a past parish council president at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria and a volunteer with Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services.

She had no immediate survivors.

— Hoai-Tran Bui

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