Dorothy J. “Dottie” Carlson, 86, a librarian with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Baden and Clinton for 19 years, died Sept. 30 at a hospital in Washington. She suffered a heart attack, said her husband, Quick Carlson.
Mrs. Carlson, a resident of Brandywine, Md., was born Dorothy Andrews in Chicago and moved to the Washington area in 1950. Early in her career, she was a secretary and later an editor at what is now the Naval Oceanographic Office. She began working at the Prince George’s library’s Baden branch in 1970 and transferred to its Surratts-Clinton branch in 1979, where she retired as head librarian of the children’s department in 1989. She was a volunteer reading tutor at Malcolm Elementary School in Waldorf, Md., and a member of the Mattawoman Watershed Society.
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