Margareta E. Colmore, Volunteer

July 05, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Margareta E. "Greta" Colmore, a former Roland Park resident and volunteer, died June 24 of complications from dementia at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington, Vt. She was 95.

Margareta Beaman Erikson was born the daughter of a shipbuilder-banker and homemaker mother in Seattle. She was raised there and later in Boston.

She was a 1931 graduate of Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and made her debut that year.

In 1936, she married Dr. W. Bowdoin Davis, a Baltimore plastic surgeon. The couple later divorced.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Mrs. Colmore worked with patients suffering from agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder, at Sheppard Pratt Hospital.

The former Guilford and Homeland resident who moved to Roland Park Place in 2000 had volunteered with the Children's Guild, Sinai Hospital and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Mrs. Colmore, who studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Schuler School of Fine Arts, enjoyed painting still lifes in watercolors and acrylics, and sculpting human and animal heads.

A resident of Burlington since 2002, she spent summers in Isle au Haut, Maine, for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Colmore was a former member of the Hamilton Street Club and the Elkridge Club. She had been a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

Her husband of 15 years, Charles Blayney Colmore Jr., a retired Proctor & Gamble Co. executive, died in 1991.

Plans for a memorial gathering to be held in New Windsor, Vt., in September were incomplete.

Surviving are two sons, W. Bowdoin Davis Jr. of Portland, Ore., and J. Staige Davis of Burlington, Vt.; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

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