Doris E. Lamdin, 87, holiday store clerk


July 12, 2006

Doris E. Lamdin, a former hospital clerk and seasonal department store worker, died of heart failure July 4 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 87 and a resident since 1994 of the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville.

The former Doris Elizabeth Miller was born in Baltimore and raised on Pelham Avenue. She was a 1937 graduate of Eastern High School and studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

During the 1950s and 1960s, she worked during the Christmas season at the former Hecht Co. store at Northwood Shopping Center assisting children being photographed with Santa Claus. During the 1970s, she was a ward clerk at what is now St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.

Mrs. Lamdin lived for 25 years in Northwood. She moved to Forest Hill in 1966, and she lived for 12 years in Ocean Pines before moving to Charlestown.

She was a former member of the old St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood, where she sang with the choir for more than 20 years. A soprano, she sang with the Charlestown Harmonizers.

Mrs. Lamdin enjoyed art, playing the piano and travel.

Her husband of 62 years, Willis D. Lamdin Sr., a retired Boeing Co. drop hammer operator, died in 2003.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 21 at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown, 719 Maiden Choice Lane.

Surviving are a son, Willis D. Lamdin Jr. of Woodland Park, Colo.; two daughters, Janice M. Lamdin of Eldersburg and Judith A. Halley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Mildred Burnite of Abingdon; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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