Ida M. Carrington, 90, retired nursing assistant

September 15, 2002

Ida M. Carrington, who worked for many years as a nursing assistant at Druid Hill Health Center, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. She was 90.

She was born Ida Hinkson and was raised in Baltimore. She attended city public schools and graduated from a nursing course in 1934. She also attended nursing courses through the Chicago School of Nursing, Community College of Baltimore and Towson University. Until her retirement in 1974, Mrs. Carrington worked as a nursing assistant for doctors and dentists, and worked as an X-ray technician in clinics throughout the area, spending much of her career at Druid Hill Health Center.

W. Lake Carrington, her husband of 30 years, died in 1971. Before her illness, Mrs. Carrington was a longtime resident of the Sandtown-Winchester and Bolton Hill areas.

An active member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church for 74 years, Mrs. Carrington served as a greeter and communion steward and was a member of various fellowship groups.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 1121 W. Lanvale St.

Mrs. Carrington's survivors include a daughter, Rosalie P. Fisher of Reisterstown; a brother, Howard D. Pindell of Philadelphia; two sisters, Albertine Graham of Baltimore and Marguerite Manning of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Vera A. Payton-El, predeceased her.

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