Judith A. Branger, 63, nurse, volunteer

October 25, 2005

Judith A. Branger, a homemaker and former nurse, died in her sleep of undetermined causes Saturday at her Lutherville home. She was 63.

Judith Ann DeWenter was born and raised in Cold Spring, Minn. She earned her nursing degree in 1964 from the University of North Dakota School of Nursing.

She worked as a nurse in Arizona and North Carolina before coming to Baltimore in 1975. She worked at the old Fallston General Hospital before leaving in 1979 to raise her family.

Mrs. Branger was an active volunteer and former president of the auxiliary at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She also was a volunteer with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Show House fundraiser.

She was a longtime communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Dr. John Dennis Branger, a Baltimore otolaryngologist; a son, Eric John Branger of Sykesville; a daughter, Jill Marie Wilson of White Hall; four brothers, Robert DeWenter of Weslaco, Texas, Donald DeWenter of Georgetown, Texas, James DeWenter of Bemidji, Minn., and Michael DeWenter of Cold Spring; a sister, Mary Gregory of Great Falls, Mont.; and three granddaughters.

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