Elizabeth G. Fore, 66, nurse, addictions counselor

December 06, 2003

Elizabeth G. Fore, a registered nurse and certified addictions counselor, died of cancer Nov. 29 at Brightwood Center in Lutherville. The Annapolis resident was 66.

Born Elizabeth Grimes in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, she was a 1955 graduate of Bryn Mawr School.

Mrs. Fore began her career as an emergency room nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital after her 1960 graduation from its old nursing school.

The next year, she married Dr. William Whately Fore and moved to Greenville, N.C., where she continued working as an emergency room nurse.

After her divorce in 1977, she returned to Baltimore and worked in psychiatric nursing, crisis intervention and chemical dependency at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital and Glass Mental Health. Since 1999, she had been working with chemically dependent patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

A certified addictions counselor, she had served on the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

She was also an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and had recently celebrated 25 years of sobriety.

She enjoyed sailing.

She was a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church, on Church Circle in Annapolis, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today.

Mrs. Fore is survived by two sons, William W. Fore of Vero Beach, Fla., and Thomas B. Fore of Rodgers Forge; a daughter, Mary T. Fore Palmer of Raleigh, N.C.; her mother, Elizabeth B. Grimes of Roland Park; a brother, Samuel B. Grimes III of Timonium; a sister, Julia G. Funk of Brandamore, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

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