Doris Dee Carpenter

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-- Patricia Sullivan - The Washington Post

Doris Dee Carpenter Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Doris Dee Carpenter, 89, a homemaker and church member, died of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease Oct. 8 at her home in the Chancellor's Village retirement community in
Fredericksburg.

Mrs. Carpenter was born in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to Washington in 1933, when
her father became deputy second assistant postmaster general.

She graduated from
Western High School (1935) and attended the former Stratford
College in Danville, Va.

Arlington and the Washington  Golf and Country Club. She enjoyed bridge, duckpin
bowling and the Washington Senators.

She moved in 1977 to Locust Grove, Va., where she became a fan of the Atlanta  Braves.
She moved to Fredericksburg in 2001.

Her husband, Homer S. Carpenter, died in 2001. A daughter, Susan C. Ablett, died in
1998.

Survivors include a son, Thomas J. Carpenter of Alexandria; a brother; five  
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.