Marian D. Caton, 75, operating room nurse

February 21, 2003

Marian D. Caton, a retired nurse, died Tuesday of complications from cancer at her Rodgers Forge home. She was 75.

Born Marian Dee in Annapolis, she was a 1945 graduate of St. Mary's High School. She earned a degree in nursing from Woman's Hospital of Maryland in Bolton Hill, where she worked as an operating room nurse in the 1940s and 1950s. She later was a nurse at convalescent homes.

In 1959, she married William L. Caton Jr., a Pennsylvania Railroad engineer and World War II veteran, who died in 1984.

She was a member of the Woman's Hospital Nursing Association, and enjoyed travel.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, York and Overbrook roads, Rodgers Forge, where she was a member.

Survivors include four sons, Lawrence J. Caton, Timothy D. Caton and Paul D. Caton, all of Baltimore, and Daniel R. Caton of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, John Robert Dee of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

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