Dorothy Gamble, 84

Registered nurse

October 08, 2007

Dorothy W. Gamble, a registered nurse and former head of the old Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, died of cancer Thursday at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy. The longtime Brunswick resident was 84.

The former Dorothy Wheatley was born in Baltimore and raised on Glenolden Avenue. She was a 1940 graduate of Western High School and graduated in 1943 from the West Baltimore General Hospital School of Nursing, which later became the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.

She earned a bachelor's degree in 1949 from the University of Rochester, and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland.

Mrs. Gamble was director of the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing from 1950 to 1960. She returned to work in 1968 when she became a professor of nursing at Allegany Community College in Cumberland. She retired in the early 1970s.

In 1964, she married the Rev. Frederick J. Gamble, a Baptist minister, who ministered churches in Baltimore, Arbutus, Frostburg and West Virginia. He died in 1992.

"She enjoyed church and was a very religious person," said her nephew, Mark W. Pagel of Brunswick.

Mrs. Gamble enjoyed fishing with her husband.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road in Brunswick.

Survivors also include a niece, a great-niece and a nephew.

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