Julia M. Conquest, boutique owner

October 12, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Julia M. "Julie" Conquest, a former Roland Park resident who owned and operated a Chestertown boutique, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was 87.

Julia Muse Henry was born in Cambridge and, after the death of her parents when she was 6, moved to Philadelphia, where she was raised by relatives.

She attended Goucher College and was married in the late 1940s to Pleasonton L. Conquest III, a Baltimore stockbroker, who died in 1979.

During the 1960s, she worked as a secretary in the physics department at the Johns Hopkins University.

Mrs. Conquest had volunteered at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

In 1972, the former Longwood Road residents moved to Chestertown, where they opened the Butterfly Boutique.

After her husband's death, Mrs. Conquest moved to New Hampshire and later to Vermont, where she had lived in Windsor for the past 15 years.

An active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Mrs. Conquest had recently celebrated more than 30 years of sobriety, family members said.

No services are planned.

Surviving are a son, Charles L. Conquest of Hanover, N.H.; a daughter, Julie Conquest Aylward of Windsor; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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