Betty Jo Cashier, 66, social worker for...


Betty Jo Cashier, 66, social worker for city

Betty Jo Cashier, who had been a social worker, died of cancer Thursday at Harbor Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 66.

Mrs. Cashier retired in 1991 after working for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City since 1970. Before then, she worked for the city Department of Social Services after graduating from Coppin State College in 1967. From 1950 to 1963, she was a dental receptionist.

The former Betty Jo Cooper was a native of North Carolina who moved to Northwest Baltimore in 1942. She graduated from Douglass High School in 1948.

She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, the National Council of Negro Women and the Family Affair Pinochle Club, and a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

She also was a member of Douglas Memorial Community Church, Lafayette and Madison avenues, where services will be held at noon today.

She is survived by her husband, Shannon Altice Cashier, whom she married in 1969; her mother, Sudie Day Cooper of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Sandra Latimer of Pikesville; four brothers, Charles W. Cooper of Pikesville, Roosevelt Cooper Jr. of Lochearn and Manuel Cooper and Elvard Cooper, both of Baltimore; and a sister, Alice Sue Cooper-Lee of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 12/11/96

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