Dorothy Ann McCarthy died June 9, 2017, in Houston.

She was born March 13, 1944, in Russell, the youngest of eight children born to Pauline Maier and Dietrich Albrecht.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Duane T. McCarthy of Houston; daughter, Kristi McCarthy, Arlington, Va.; a son, Daniel McCarthy and wife, Amy, Houston; two sisters, Ida Elliott, Hays, and Mable Sommerdorf, Napa, Calif., four granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

She taught at elementary schools in Newtown, Conn., Bonao, Dominican Republic, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Houston, and on the island of Saipan.

A memorial service and burial of ashes will be at 10 a.m. June 2, at the Lutheran Cemetery in Natoma with Rev. Michael Schmidt officiating. Condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, which is in charge of arrangements.