Katherine W. Sawick, a homemaker and Navy wife who was active in community groups, died July 6 at Fairfax Nursing Center. She was 91.

The cause was multisystem failure, said her daughter, Kerry Sawick.

Katherine Wood was born in New York, where she spent part of her early career as an editorial assistant for CBS News. She then accompanied her husband on military assignments and lived in Norfolk for about a decade before settling in Annandale in 1969.

She was a member of a woman’s club in Annandale.

Her husband of 62 years, retired Navy Cmdr. Theodore Sawick, died in 2008. Survivors include two children, Kerry Sawick of Flower Mound, Tex., and Neal Sawick of Machias, Maine; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

— Megan McDonough