Miriam B.S. Deming, 82, nurse for county schools

February 05, 2005

Miriam B. Stockbridge Deming, a retired registered nurse who had worked in Baltimore County public schools, died of an infection Jan. 29 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 82.

She was born Miriam Buchaca in Syracuse, N.Y., and raised in Albany, N.Y. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1944 from Syracuse University, she entered the U.S. Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps.

She earned a bachelor's degree in 1948 from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She worked briefly at the hospital and later as a public health nurse before raising her family.

In 1970, Mrs. Deming began her school nursing career at Woodlawn High. She later worked at Dumbarton and Parkville middle schools, retiring in 1987.

A longtime Stoneleigh resident, she had lived in recent years at Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. She enjoyed gardening, painting, hiking and traveling.

She was married in 1951 to Robert Allen Stockbridge, a contract administrator for Koppers Co. who died in 1993. In 1999, she married the Rev. Walter Ray Deming, a Methodist minister who died last year.

She had been a 50-year member, and served as a deacon, elder and choir member, at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 12.

Surviving are four sons, Kenneth C. Stockbridge of Columbia, Robert Allen Stockbridge Jr. of Park City, Utah, Edward T. Stockbridge of Houston, and Henry L. Stockbridge of Olympia, Wash.; two sisters, Adele Helt of Schenectady, N.Y., and Emilie Van Dusen of Albany; two stepsons, John Deming of Muncy, Pa., and Paul Deming of Rensselaer, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Miriam Deming of Williamsport, Pa.; two grandsons; and four step-grandchildren.

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