Dorothy P. Conkling, 87, office manager, homemaker

August 23, 2006

Dorothy P. Conklin, a retired office manager and homemaker, died of an abdominal tumor Aug. 16 at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic home in Hunt Valley. The former Pasadena resident was 87.

She was born Dorothy Perry and raised in Baltimore, one of nine children.

She was a graduate of the old Samuel Ready School, and in 1935 married Herbert E. Conklin Sr.

For 25 years, until retiring in 1985, Mrs. Conklin was office manager of the family-owned Greenmount Moving and Storage Co, which had been established by her father-in-law in 1910 and where her husband became president. He died in 1993.

A Pasadena resident for half a century, she had lived at Bonnie Blink since 2004.

She enjoyed cooking and entertaining, and was especially known for her Southern fried chicken, said her son, Herbert E. Conklin Jr. of Gambrills.

She also enjoyed taking several cruises each year and playing pinochle and bingo.

Mrs. Conklin was a life member and worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star Trinity Chapter No. 99, and a member of Marley United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie.

Services were Saturday.

Also surviving are two daughters, Gwendolyn R. McGurdy and Dottie DuVal, both of Pasadena; a sister, Eleanor Miller of Cockeysville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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