Obituary: Alberta Carten, Writer

The former Alexandria Gazette reporter died earlier this month.

Former Alexandria Gazette reporter Alberta Carten, 97, died April 18 in Alexandria, reports The Washington Post.

She wrote for the Gazette in the 1960s and 1970s under the pen name Ann Robinson and covered social activities in the Belle Haven area.

Carten was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. as Alberta Robinson Annon. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 1935.

She was a member of Alexandria's Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill where she was a volunteer and choir singer.

Carten also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, according to her obituary.


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