Dorothy R. "Dot" Lamborn, an educator who assisted her husband during his tenure as headmaster at McDonogh School, died of complications from a fall Sept. 20 at Bassett Healthcare, a Cooperstown, N.Y., hospital.

The Potomac resident was 95.


The daughter of a lawyer and a homemaker, Dorothy Rundle was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She was a 1934 graduate of Edgewood High School.

Because her family owned a summer home at Sherwood Forest in Anne Arundel County, she enrolled at Goucher College, and then transferred to Stanford University, where she earned a degree in mathematics in 1938.

While at Stanford, she met and fell in love with her classmate Robert Lamborn, whose father, Maj. Louis E. Lamborn, was headmaster at McDonogh from 1926 until 1952, when he retired.

The couple married in 1939.

After receiving a master's degree in postsecondary administration from Harvard University in 1941, Mrs. Lamborn came to live and work at McDonogh.

During World War II, she served as upper school head from 1942 to 1943. During her husband's years as headmaster, 1952 to 1972, Mrs. Lamborn did research for school projects and initiatives such as overseeing the design and construction of a swimming pool.

Her marriage ended in divorce in the early 1980s.

She had lived since 1973 in Potomac, where she enjoyed reading, bridge and playing tennis. She was a member of the Columbia Country Club.

A memorial reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Columbia Country Club, 7900 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase.

Mrs. Lamborn is survived by two sons, Jeff Lamborn of Stevenson and Alan Lamborn of Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Kathleen Lamborn of Oakland, Calif.; and four grandchildren.