Mary Carpenter Olverson

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
Washington University.
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