Elizabeth S. Brudin, 93, Salvation Army volunteer

December 11, 2003

Elizabeth S. Brudin, a retired Salvation Army volunteer and a past president of its women's auxiliary, died of pneumonia Friday at the Oak Crest Village retirement community, where she lived for the past seven years. The former Homeland resident was 93.

Born Elizabeth Shaw in Philadelphia, she moved to Baltimore in 1940.

In 1952, she became a founding member of the Baltimore Command of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and served as president from 1964 to 1966. As president, she helped at United Service Organizations dances during the Korean War and served coffee and doughnuts at Nike missile sites during the Cold War.

She worked with Salvation Army members as they solicited donations on street corners during the Christmas season and was an advocate for the charity's Women's and Children's Center on St. Paul Street.

Mrs. Brudin was a past member of the Three Arts Club of Homeland, Bou-Tem-Sci Club, Daughters of the Nile and the Ladies Oriental Shrine.

She was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church at the Inner Harbor.

Her husband of 65 years, Carl O. Brudin, a wholesale water-heater distributor, died in 1995.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include two sons, Carl O. Brudin Jr. of Highland and George F. Brudin of Phoenix; a daughter, Marian Brudin Henschen of Winchester, Va.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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