The Dowager Countess of Lytton, who died at Wellcross Grange Nursing Home, near Horsham, 24 September, 2006, aged 90, was the widow of the 4th Earl of Lytton (1900-85).
She was the former Clarissa Mary Palmer, daughter of Brigadier-General Cyril Eustace Palmer, CB, CMG, DSO, and a descendant of the Blakiston Baronets, and married Lord Lytton in 1946. She leaves issue including the 5th Earl (b. 7 June, 1950).
Funeral Mass and interment, 13 October, 2006, at Friary Church of SS Francis and Anthony, Haslett Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex.