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January 13, 2001

Effie M. Bowser, 92, nursing assistant

Effie M. Bowser, a retired nursing assistant and longtime member of Fulton Baptist Church, died Jan. 6 from heart failure at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She was 92.

Until retiring in the early 1970s, Mrs. Bowser, a longtime resident of Edmondson Village, had worked for many years in the office of Dr. Arnold Fields in the Medical Arts Building in Mount Vernon.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, Effie M. Parker was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. Her marriage to Benjamin Harvey Sr. ended in divorce. In 1967, she married Sylistus Bowser, who died in 1998.

For more than 50 years, she was a member of Fulton Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior choir.

Services were held yesterday at Fulton Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her two children, a son, Benjamin Harvey Jr., and a daughter, Margaret Effie Waters.

Survivors include a sister, Naomi Thompson of Baltimore; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy T. George, 79, Ward's purchasing agent

Dorothy T. George, a retired Montgomery Ward's purchasing agent, died Monday from complications of a stroke at River Oaks assisted living community in Englewood, Fla. She was 79.

Until retiring in 1975, Mrs. George had been purchasing agent for the Glen Burnie branch of Montgomery Ward. Earlier, she had worked at Western Electric Corp.'s Point Breeze plant and as a waitress at Haussner's.

Born Dorothy Tosh in Ligonier, Pa., she moved to Baltimore after graduating from high school in 1938. She was married in the 1940s to Charles H. George, who died in 1990.

Since 1982, the former Pasadena resident had lived in Englewood. She had been a communicant of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Schreiber of Glenarm and Carolyn Allen of Ocean City; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Rose Ann Golden, 75, longtime dance teacher

Rose Ann Golden, who during her 40-year career taught hundreds of students ballet, tap and jazz dancing, died at her Dundalk home Sunday of cancer. She was 75.

From the late 1940s until 1981, when she moved to Dade City, Fla., Mrs. Golden, a professional dance instructor, taught students at the Golden Studio of Dance Arts in Dundalk, and also through programs sponsored by Dundalk Recreation and Parks.

Born and raised in Rivesville, W.Va., Rose Ann Morrone sang, tap danced and performed on local radio stations in her youth. After graduating from high school, she studied dance at Dance Educators of America in New York City. A certified dance instructor, she performed with a USO troupe during World War II.

While touring with the USO, she met her husband, Ed Golden, who played piano for a Florida radio station. They were married in 1942 and later settled in Dundalk.

Mrs. Golden was the founder of the Ritan Players, which later became the Ritan Cultural Arts Society. She directed, choreographed and performed in the group's shows from the early 1960s until 1981.

She was a volunteer with the Dundalk Cultural and Performing Arts Society, Dundalk Heritage Fair, YMCA and the Riverview Nursing Home. She also was a substitute teacher at the Battle Monument School for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children.

In 1995, Mrs. Golden was chosen one of Dundalk's Top 100 Citizens. In 1981, she moved to Dade City, Fla., and returned to Dundalk last year.

She was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, Dunglow Road and Dummanway in Dundalk, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Gene Golden of Dundalk; four daughters, Linda Walton of Dundalk, Pamela Golden of Dade City, Laura Willoughby of Easton and Vanessa Stewart of Philadelphia; a sister, Janet Fisher of Darien, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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