Dorothy Davenport Wedemeyer – Military Spouse

The wife of Albert Dunbar Wedemeyer, 61, a docent at the Octagon historic building in downtown Washington, D.C. since 1986, died of a heart attack on July 29, 1992 at her farm near Boyds, Maryland. She had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1952. Between 1963 and 1985, she accompanied her husband, Albert Dunbar Wedemeyer, to posts for the Central Intelligence Agency in Latin America.

She was born in Berkeley, California. She attended Duke University and graduated from Florida State University. She was a volunteer during the 1970s with organizations for the terminally ill, including the Haven of Northern Virginia. She was a member of the choir of Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville, Maryland, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. In addition to her husband, survivors include three children, Albert S. Wedemeyer of Fairfax, William K. Wedemeyer of San Francisco and Carol W. Humphries of Great Falls, her parents, retired Army Colonel Harold A. Davenport nd Calista Davenport, both of Portland, Oregon; a brother, Harold A. Davenport of San Antonio; and seven grandchildren.

She is buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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