Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 3, 2017
DORIS DUMONT ROSENBERRY (Age 90)
Passed away peacefully in her home on November 24, 2017.
Doris Dumont was born in Washington, DC in 1927. Her parents and three siblings
preceded her In death but she leaves her loving husband, Robert of 69 years and her six
children, Robert Jr., Barbara, Nancy, Deborah, Diane and Thomas, and eight
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Doris nicknamed "Dot", attended Sacred Heart Catholic School until the 8th grade and
then Central High School (now Cardoza). She met her husband at Central High School
in 1943. She was a member of Theta Alpha Chi and Girl Cadets in high school. She
attended George Washington University where she joined Alpha Delta Phi.
After WWII, in 1948 Doris married Robert while he finished his last year at Alabama
Polytechnic Institute in Auburn, Alabama on the GI Bill for veterans. While there, in
addition to typing his thesis, she worked as a secretary for the Department of Agriculture.
In 1949 these two Washingtonians returned to DC where Robert worked in the
construction industry and Doris managed the household. Doris became active in the
Briggs Baptist Church teaching Sunday School. She was also a Girl Scout leader and
In 1954 Doris picked out a small house that they could afford in the Glen Echo Heights
neighborhood of Bethesda, MD. They lived there remodeling and adding to the house as
their family grew. Doris was involved in Community Bible Study and was a Red Cross
volunteer at NIH for 15 years.
She was the gentle, comforting, loving, supportive core of her family.
Private services will be held at a later date.