Dorothy Dusterdieck, first woman on council

October 26, 1990

Dorothy N. Dusterdieck, who in 1958, as Dorothy N. Boone, became the first woman on the Baltimore County Council, died Tuesday at the Charlestown Retirement Community after suffering a stroke.

Services for Mrs. Dusterdieck, who was 75, were being held today at the Ruck Towson funeral establishment, 1050 York Road.

The former Dorothy Nance 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.

Mrs. Dusterdieck assumed her husband's 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.

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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