Dusterdieck, 1st woman on Baltimore Co. Council, dies

D. N.

October 26, 1990

Services for Dorothy N. Dusterdieck, who in 1958, as Dorothy N. Boone, became the first woman on the Baltimore County Council, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mrs. Dusterdieck, who was 75, died Tuesday at the Charlestown Retirement Community after she had a stroke.

She moved to Catonsville in May from Tampa, Fla., where she had lived for six years.

In 1958, Mrs. Dusterdieck was elected to represent the 2nd District as a Democrat. She lost her bid for a second term in 1962.

Before running for the council, she sat on the Board of Liquor License Commissioners, appointed in 1954 to replace her first husband, Bertram Lee Boone II, after his death. Mr. Boone, an insurance executive, had served in the House of Delegates and as secretary of state before moving to the county and becoming a member of the board.

Mrs. Dusterdieck assumed his role as a partner in an insurance agency, Boone and Rodgers, until her second marriage in 1969.

Her second husband, George Charles Smullen, died in 1982, and her third husband, George Charles Dusterdieck survives her.

The former Dorothy Nance was born in Glen Arm and raised in Baltimore, where she graduated from Forest Park High School and Goucher College.

After leaving the council, she worked with the county Commission on Aging on establishing senior centers in Towson and Catonsville.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Dusterdieck is survived by three daughters, Patricia B. Hoddinott of Columbia, Mo.; Dorothy B. Tinley of Timonium and Nance B. Spiece of Towson; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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