Pearl S. Dix, 90, legal secretary, animal rescuer

October 11, 2005

Pearl S. Dix, a retired legal secretary, died of pneumonia Oct. 4 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. The longtime Severna Park resident was 90.

Born Pearl Milbourne Suter in Baltimore and raised on Greenmount Avenue, she was a 1933 graduate of Eastern High School.

After working for a savings and loan association, she became a legal secretary for the firm of Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie in downtown Baltimore. She retired about 10 years ago.

Mrs. Dix rescued stray cats and owned numerous dogs. She was a duckpin and tenpin bowler, and knitted slippers for nursing home residents.

Her husband of 16 years, Sherwood B. Dix, a Maryland Club bartender, died in 1971.

Services were held Friday in Severna Park.

Survivors include a son, Sherwood B. Dix Jr. of Westminster; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters. A son, William "Buzz" Miller, died about 10 years ago.

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