Betty Jean Clayman Kamerow
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Betty Kamerow, 86, a former board member of the Washington Performing
Arts Society, died May 22 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She had congestive
heart failure.

Mrs. Kamerow worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in Washington
in the 1940s before becoming a full-time homemaker and volunteer. She
volunteered at the Agudas Achim Congregation, a Conservative synagogue in
Alexandria where she was an early member, and the women's Zionist service
organization Hadassah.

She was a volunteer for Wider Opportunities for Women, an organization to
help women find meaningful, well-paid work while raising their families.

Betty Jean Clayman was born in Washington, where she grew up playing
music with a Jewish war veterans' drum and fife corps. She graduated from
Central High School in 1942 and received a bachelor's degree from George
Washington University in 1946.

Her husband of 54 years, Allan L. Kamerow, died in 2002. Their daughter
Nancy Kamerow died in 1982.

Survivors include two children, Douglas Kamerow of Chevy Chase and
Frances K. Hamberger of Springfield; a sister, Shirley Binder of Alexandria;
and five grandchildren.

-- Emma Brown