Dorothy Jean Born, 81, gardener and potter

January 08, 2003

Dorothy Jean Born, 81, gardener and potter

Dorothy Jean Born, an avid gardener and potter, died of Alzheimer's disease yesterday at the health center of the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. She was 81.

Born Dorothy Jean Anstaett in Osage County, Kan., she attended the College of Emporia. After her 1941 marriage to Roscoe C. Born Jr., a journalist, the couple moved to Topeka, Kan., where she was a secretary for Kansas Power & Light Co.

She moved to Kensington in 1957, when her husband joined the Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Since 1972 and until moving to Fairhaven last year, the couple lived in Brinklow, Montgomery County.

Mrs. Born enjoyed planting wildflowers on the grounds of her home near the Patuxent River. She also was a member of the Montgomery Potters, editing its newsletter for many years and participating in its shows and sales.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at the chapel at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Ave., Sykesville.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Born is survived by two sons, Roscoe C. Born III of New York City and Flint Born of Cambridge, Mass.; two daughters, Karen Born Andersen of Bakersville, N.C., and Lynne Born Myers of Bangkok; a sister, Rosalie Frankamp of Wichita, Kan.; and four grandchildren.

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