Dorothy M. Hampson, 92, homemaker, saleswoman

February 09, 2006

Dorothy M. Hampson, a homemaker and former department store saleswoman, died in her sleep Monday at Rose Manor, an Ellicott City assisted-living facility. The former longtime Westview resident was 92.

Dorothy Marie Mulhern was born in Baltimore and raised in a house on Fremont Avenue. After graduating from Seton High School in 1931, she worked for several years as a secretary for Fidelity Trust & Deposit Co.

She was married in 1933 to James L. Hampson, a drapery and upholstery salesman for the old Hutzler's department stores. Mr. Hampson died in 1982.

From 1960 until retiring in the mid-1970s, Mrs. Hampson sold Revlon cosmetic products at Hutzler's Westview.

When her two daughters were growing up, Mrs. Hampson volunteered at school bazaars and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a member for many years of the women's auxiliary at St. Agnes Hospital, and enjoyed reading, playing bridge, crocheting and summer vacations in Ocean City.

"One of her greatest loves was her family. Sunday roast beef dinners for 20 immediate family members were the norm on Woodbridge Circle in Westview," said daughter Marjorie A. Hampson of Sparks.

She was an active 45-year communicant of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 5422 Old Frederick Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrrow.

Also surviving are her other daughter, Barbara A. Boglitsch of Ellicott City; a son, James L. Hampson Jr. of Sykesville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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