Anita G. Williams, 69, homemaker, volunteerAnita G...

November 21, 1998

Anita G. Williams, 69, homemaker, volunteer

Anita G. Williams, a homemaker who was a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels, died of cancer Thursday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 69 and lived in the Hampton section of Baltimore County.

The former Anita Galvin was born and raised in South Baltimore. She was a 1947 graduate of Notre Dame High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1951 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

In 1952, she married Robert A. Williams Sr., who is president of Harbor Federal Savings Bank.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the Baltimore Country Club. She enjoyed running and aerobics, and playing golf and tennis. Family members said she was most proud of having won Baltimore's Constellation 10K race in 1981.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Williams is survived by three sons, Robert A. Williams Jr. of Baltimore, Mark S. Williams of Parkton and Dr. James M. Williams of San Antonio; three daughters, Susan W. Simon of San Mateo, Calif., Barbara W. Case of Timonium and Anita W. Feeley of Parkton; and 11 grandchildren. Helen L. Doctry, a homemaker and retired nurse, died of kidney failure Nov. 14 at her West Baltimore home. She was 80.

A native of Chase City, Va., the former Helen Lee moved to Baltimore in the late 1940s and married Grant Doctry in 1964. Her husband died in 1989.

For many years, Mrs. Doctry was a licensed practical nurse at several area hospitals, including Sinai and Johns Hopkins. She retired in the late 1970s.

She enjoyed reading and for 30 years had been a member of Fulton Baptist Church in West Baltimore, where services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by two sons, Floyd Brown of Washington and Lee Brown of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/21/98

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