Mary Carpenter Olverson, 86, a Washington native who volunteered with the Red Cross and the National Gallery of Art, died Oct.
31 of complications from a stroke at a Manor Care nursing facility in Sarasota, Fla. She had lived in Sarasota since 1996.
Mrs. Olverson was a 1938 graduate of Washington's old Central High School and attended West Virginia University and George
In addition to her volunteer work, she assisted with her husband's bar review institute.
Her husband of 56 years, John B. Olverson, died in 1997.
Survivors include four children, Carolyn Cooper of McLean, Jeanne Derrick of Sarasota, John Olverson of Bradenton, Fla., and
Thomas Olverson of Weston, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
-- Matt Schudel