Norah Elizabeth Zimmerman, an Eastern Shore resident and
former Red Cross volunteer in several countries, died of cancer Thursday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. She was 69.
A memorial service for Mrs. Zimmerman will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke's Episcopal Chapel in Queenstown.
The former Norah Zund was born in London, England, and returned to her parents' home in Switzerland as an infant. Her parents moved to the New York City area when she was 3, and she grew up there.
After receiving a bachelor's degree from Queens College at age 20, she entered the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipman School and was commissioned as an ensign in the Naval Reserve.
Upon completion of her active duty, holding the rank of lieutenant, she became an assistant buyer for B. Altman and Co. in New York while putting in one weekend a month as administrative officer in a Naval Reserve power squadron.
After her marriage to Frederick Zimmerman in 1951, she lived in many parts of the world in connection with her husband's naval )) career. For more than 15 years, she worked as a Red Cross volunteer in military hospitals in the United States, Morocco and Turkey. She served as an officer in Episcopal churchwomen's groups, as a district director and area chairwoman for the United Fund, and was active as a Cub Scout leader.
rTC After her husband retired as a Navy captain in 1970, the couple moved to Severna Park, where they lived for seven years before moving to Queenstown.
Mrs. Zimmerman served as acting president of the Fair Oaks Garden Club, was a former member of the Holly Berry Garden Club and was active in the Queen Anne Garden Club. She was a member of the Kent Island Federation of Art, where she exhibited her paintings, and she also was a member of the American Association of University Women.
Mrs. Zimmerman is survived by her husband; two children, Rick Zimmerman and Elisabeth Zimmerman, both of Houston, Texas; and a granddaughter.