Barbara Mosberg, 82

`Professional volunteer'

February 28, 2007

Barbara G. Mosberg, a former real estate agent and longtime volunteer, died of complications from emphysema Friday at Roland Park Place. She was 82.

Barbara Garrison was born in Baltimore and raised in Ten Hills. After graduating from Western High School in 1941, she studied typing, shorthand, drama and screen design at the Bard Avon School.

A registered nurse, she was a 1946 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing and worked at the old Annapolis General Hospital.

While working as supervisor of pediatrics at University Hospital, she met Dr. William H. Mosberg Jr., a Baltimore neurosurgeon, whom she married in 1949. Dr. Mosberg died in 1993.

Mrs. Mosberg became what she termed a "professional volunteer," family members said. She was a member and twice president of the Maryland General Hospital Auxiliary. She was a Girl Scout leader and a board member of Girl Scouts of Maryland, and volunteered at Boys' Latin School and Roland Park Country School, where her children were students.

"We called her `Mrs. Full-Charge,'" said a daughter, Leslie M. Heubeck of Homeland. "It began as a family joke, but she really did have her hands into everything. Whatever we were interested in, she became interested in, and that carried over to her grandchildren as well."

In 1978, she earned a real estate license and worked at Chase, Fitzgerald and Co. until retiring in 1997.

Then she began painting landscapes in watercolors, pastels and pencil, and writing poetry. A book of her poems, Fleeting Thoughts, was privately published last year.

She also was an avid quilter and donated quilts for newborn babies to area hospitals.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.

Also surviving are three sons, William H. Mosberg III of Arnold, Stephen R. Mosberg of Vienna, W.Va., and James F. Mosberg of Landenberg, Pa.; two other daughters, Barbara M. Morrison of Mount Washington and Nicole M. Mones of Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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