Beulah B. TatumGoucher administratorBeulah Benton Tatum, a...


February 17, 1993

Beulah B. Tatum

Goucher administrator

Beulah Benton Tatum, a former head of Goucher College's education department and graduate program, died of pneumonia at the Broadmead Retirement Community Feb. 2. She was 83.

Dr. Tatum, a native of Minnesota, came to Baltimore in 1936 to attend graduate school at the Johns Hopkins University and remained in the area until her death.

After receiving her Ph.D. from Hopkins in 1943, she became an assistant professor of education at the university, a position she held until 1955.

From 1948 to 1955, she also was a part-time, visiting lecturer at Goucher College in Towson.

In 1955, she began working full time at Goucher, where she was an education professor, chairwoman of the education department and director of the graduate program. She retired in 1972 and was named professor emeritus.

A member of the American Association of University Women, Dr. Tatum was vice president of the Maryland division from 1945 to 1946 and was a director of the College Club, the Baltimore branch of the AAUW.

She was an editor of the journal and president and consultant of Pi Lambda Theta, a trustee of the Deiches Educational Fund of Baltimore in 1956 and a member and chairwoman of the Teacher Education Advisory Council of Maryland.

In 1960, she received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Hamline University, where 29 years earlier, she earned her bachelor's degree.

She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Lambda Theta honorary organizations. She received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Maryland chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

In 1979, Goucher College established a scholarship fund in her name. The Beulah B. Tatum Award in Education is given to high school students for outstanding academic performance.

She is listed in the "Who's Who of American Women," "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World."

Mrs. Tatum was a director -- and in 1948, president -- of the Baltimore YWCA.

She was a longtime member of First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church. She and Chauncey R. Tatum were married in 1937. He died in 1988.

The Tatums lived in Ten Hills and then in the Wakefield area of Baltimore County before she and her husband moved to Broadmead when it opened in 1979.

Born in Willmar, Minn., in 1909, the former Beulah I. Benton was a 1927 graduate of Willmar High School. She studied history and social studies at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. From 1931 to 1936 she worked at New London High School in New London, Minn. first as a social studies teacher and later as principal.

Mrs. Tatum is survived by her sister, Blanche Benton Wilshin of Baltimore; three nephews; three grand-nieces; one grand-nephew; and several cousins.

A private service was held at Loudon Park Cemetery on Feb. 8.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 1777 Reisterstown Road, No. 175, Baltimore, Md. 21208, or to the Broadmead Residents' Assistance Fund, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, Md. 21030.

John H. Stockdale

Floor-covering installer

John Harry Stockdale, a retired floor-covering installer, died of cancer Feb. 9 at his home in Glen Burnie.

He was 62 and a resident of Glen Burnie for 14 years.

The native of Washington, Pa., retired in 1986. He had worked the previous eight years at Carpet Land Inc. Previously, he worked for other carpet companies in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

He served in the Air Force in the mid-1950s, attaining the rank of sergeant.

He was a member of the Glen Burnie Assembly of God and enjoyed cooking, gardening and fishing.

Services for Mr. Stockdale were conducted Sunday at the Hummell-Barnhill Funeral Home in Washington, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Melody K. Stewart; four sons, John Stockdale of Washington, Pa., David Stockdale of Utica, Ohio, H. Lloyd Stockdale of Boulder, Colo., and Robert Stockdale of Point Richmond, Calif.; two daughters, Kathleen and Dierdre Stockdale, both of Glen Burnie; his mother, Teresa Ann Rau Stockdale of Washington, Pa.; four sisters, Laura Logan of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Glee Stemple, Goldie Chaney and Jackie Grantz, all of Washington, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Brother Thomas

Longtime teacher

Brother Thomas M. Scully, F.S.C., a biology and religion teacher who was on the faculty of Calvert Hall College from 1948 until 1963, died Thursday of kidney failure and heart disease at La Salle Hall, the Christian Brothers' residence in Ammendale in the Beltsville area.

He was 80 and had lived at La Salle Hall for the past 20 years.

Before moving to Baltimore, Brother Thomas served as president and head of the religious community at St. John's College High School in Washington. He also taught at high schools in Pennsylvania -- in Pittsburgh, Scranton and Radnor -- during his 41-year teaching career.

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