Joyce F. Prevost, 82

Nurse, antiques dealer

October 26, 2006

Joyce F. Prevost, a retired registered nurse and antiques dealer, died of a heart attack Oct. 18 at her home in the Pinehurst neighborhood of Baltimore. She was 82.

She was born Joyce Fangmeyer in Baltimore and raised in Martinsburg, W.Va. She was a 1944 graduate of the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

"From 1944 to 1945, she was a civilian nurse with the Army Cadet Nurse Corps," said her husband of 46 years, Theodore Lucas Prevost. She served overseas in World War II.

After the war, Mrs. Prevost was the head pediatric nurse for 13 years at the Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children on the grounds of Johns Hopkins Hospital until leaving in 1960.

From 1964 until retiring in 1966, she taught a course in pediatrics at Union Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Prevost collected Federal-period furniture and antique quilts. She also enjoyed making quilts.

She owned and operated Abundant Antiques, a Cockeysville antiques shop, from 1982 to 1986.

She was a member of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, where services were held Monday.

Also surviving are five daughters, Beverly A. Rene of Bellingham, Wash., Jill P. Hart of Oxnard, Calif., Anne P. Chang of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Barbara P. Partridge and Rebecca P. Wicks, both of Manahawkin, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her marriage to Andrew C. Austin ended in divorce.

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