Jane Catherine Hinds

Age 80 : Lab technician was active in Md. dental society

played bridge, golf

July 08, 2008|By JACQUES KELLY

Jane Catherine Hinds, a homemaker who had been a dental lab technician, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Saturday at Heart Homes in Lutherville. The Pinehurst resident was 80.

Born Jane Catherine Clark in Baltimore and raised on University Parkway, she was a 1945 Eastern High School graduate who earned a degree at College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

She worked at the University of Maryland Dental School for eight years as a lab technician.

Family members said that she met her future husband, Dr. M. Eugene "Gene" Hinds Jr., an oral surgeon, in the lab. He asked for a specimen, and she handed him half a cadaver's head. The couple told this story on many occasions.

"The secret to their marriage was they talked about their day every evening for several hours," said her daughter, Nancy Hinds of Rodgers Forge. "On their honeymoon, my mother confessed she was not a great cook - after deceiving him a bit throughout their courtship. A neighbor actually cooked dinners for them."

After their marriage, Dr. Hinds cooked all the meals. "They both couldn't have been happier about it. He loved to cook," her daughter said.

Mrs. Hinds shared interests with her husband, including playing golf and bridge. She was active in the Maryland State Dental Society.

Dr. Hinds died in 1993.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., where she was a member.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include another daughter, Susan Jacobsen of Pinehurst; a sister, Corinne Vikell of Stoneleigh; and two grandchildren.

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