Bronwen R. Edgett, 75, director of nursing service

May 02, 2002

Bronwen R. Edgett, a registered nurse and former director of nursing service at Union Memorial Hospital, died of respiratory failure April 22 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. She was 75.

Mrs. Edgett, a Cockeysville resident, spent her entire career at Union Memorial. She started there as a nurse in the nursery in 1947. She later was a head nurse, assistant director of nurses, and finally director of nursing service. She retired in 1986.

Born and raised in Frostburg, Bronwen Reese graduated from Beall High School in 1944 and entered the old Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1947.

An accomplished pianist, she also studied at Peabody Preparatory School for many years.

In 1951, she married William Maloy Edgett, a labor arbitrator who survives her.

The couple enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay for many years aboard their sailboat, Noddy II, and were members of the West River Sailing Club. She liked spending winters at a second home in Bluffton, S.C.

Mrs. Edgett was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Forest Hill, where services were held Monday.

Other survivors include a brother, Richard Reese of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Eira Dorn of Columbia; and many nephews and nieces.

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