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Dorothy L. Brewster, Army wife

Dorothy L. Brewster, an Army wife and homemaker who was a member of the Westgrove Citizens Association in Alexandria, died Sept. 27 at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Va. She was 92.

The cause was complications from a stroke, her son Paul Brewster said.

Mrs. Brewster, a longtime Alexandria resident, accompanied her husband, an Army officer, to various posts in the United States and overseas. From 1954 to 1956, she lived in Damascus and Jerusalem while her husband served as chairman of the Jordan-Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission, a U.N. organization. The family settled in Alexandria in 1970.

Dorothy Louise Vivers was born in Passaic, N.J., and worked as a filing clerk at a life insurance company in Newark in the early 1940s.

Her husband of 53 years, retired Army Col. Charles Brewster, died in 1998. Survivors include two sons, Paul Brewster of Washington and Scott Brewster of Alexandria; and two granddaughters.

— Megan McDonough

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