Beachum, Margaret A.

June 14, 2005

On May 17, 2005, MARGARET A."Mickey" BEACHUM (nee Ditman) beloved wife of the late James R. Beachum. Predeceased by sisters, Helen King, Grace Willis, Ruth Riley and brothers, Edward, Maurice, Robert and Clarence Ditman. Survived by nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, Noreen M. Rausch and Margaret Edwards. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 1 P. M at Augsburg Lutheran Home, 6811 Campfield Road.11, 2005, MARGARET M. "Marnie" BOHLEN passed away at Dorchester General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Baltimore on July 20, 1926, the only child of the late Ethel Wilson Hughes and Christian C. Wilson. She graduated from Ocean City High School in 1943. A year later, she entered the Cadet Nurse Corps and graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1947. She continued her nursing graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania and later the University of Michigan. In 1950 she entered the U.S. Air Force with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. She was assigned to the 5005th Air Force Hospital at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska where she flew air-sea rescue missions as a flight nurse. She left the U.S. Air Force with the rank of Captain in 1952. She held several nursing positions both at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore and at the plant hospital for the Glen L. Martin Company in Baltimore. After a hiatus of nearly 30 years she returned to nursing, working at the William Hill Manor in Easton for ten years as chief charge nurse of the health care center, retiring in 1993. Mrs. Bohlen is the former wife of Colonel Lawrence G. Bohlen USMC Ret. They were married for 30 years and were divorced in 1991. During her marriage she was active as a military wife and mother and was stationed with her husband for tours of duty at Marine Corps Air Stations in 29 Palms, California and Cherry Point, North Carolina. She has lived in Dorchester County since 1980. She is survived by her two children, Lawrence J. Bohlen and his fiance Karen A. Liskey of Annapolis and Sandra M. Bohlen of New Park, PA, and Jacqueline M. Barbour of New Park, PA, dear friend of the family. Friends and family may call at Thomas Funeral Home, 700 Locust St, Cambridge, MD on Tuesday evening, June 14, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. and at Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 pm and on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon; funeral service to follow at noon. Interment will follow the funeral service at Moreland Memorial Cemetery in Baltimore. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd. Cambridge, MD 21613 or to Shore Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 439, Cambridge, MD 21613.

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