Betty J. Owens, 73, social worker Betty J. Owens, a...

February 05, 2000

Betty J. Owens, 73, social worker

Betty J. Owens, a homemaker and former social worker, died Jan. 29 of Alzheimer's disease at Chancellor Park Assisted Living in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was 73.

Mrs. Owens, a former Bethesda resident who had lived in Highland Beach, Fla., since 1985, had been an active member of Chevy Chase Junior Women's Club.

The former Betty Jackson was born and raised in Glenelg, where she graduated from high school. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1946 from the University of Maryland and worked as a social worker for several years for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services.

Services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery in Marriottsville.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Theodore C. Owens of Highland Beach; two daughters, Dana Underwood of Hypoluxo, Fla., and Melissa Ruth of Staunton, Va.; and her mother, Anita Day Jackson of Staunton.

Catherine Tyler Waters, 91, history teacher for 40 years

Catherine T. Waters, a retired educator who taught history in Baltimore City public schools for more than 40 years, died in her sleep Sunday at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She was 91.

Mrs. Waters began her teaching career at Frederick Douglass Senior High School in 1930 and later joined the faculty at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School, where she taught until her retirement in 1970.

For several years during the 1970s, the longtime Ashburton resident supervised a summer program for student teachers at Morgan State University.

Born Catherine Tyler in West Baltimore, she was a 1925 graduate of Douglass High School, where one of her classmates was Thurgood Marshall, later an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

She received a bachelor's degree in education from Howard University in 1929, and later a master's degree in education from New York University.

Her marriage to Charles R. Law ended in divorce. In 1987, she married Kenneth Waters, who died in 1989.

She was active in the Baltimore chapter of Girl Friends Inc., and was an avid reader.

She attended New All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 4408 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. Monday.

She is survived by three cousins, Robert F. Short of Kansas City, Mo., Robert A. Wheatley of Baltimore and Daniel T. Wheatley of Detroit.

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