Mary G. Thomas, Nurse

July 07, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Mary G. Thomas, a former operating room registered nurse and homemaker, died Wednesday of cancer at her Towson home. She was 80.

Mary Marceline Groft, the daughter of a Western Maryland College groundskeeper father and seamstress mother, was born and raised in Westminster.

She was a 1946 graduate of Westminster High School and was a graduate of the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Thomas worked in the operating room at Union Memorial Hospital for several years and in Baltimore as a nurse.

After marrying W. Lee Thomas, a trust and estates attorney, in 1952, they settled in Baltimore and later moved to Lutherville. The had lived in Towson since 1966.

An avid flower gardener, Mrs. Thomas was a member and former president of the Hampton Garden Club and the Heathfield Garden Club.

A world traveler, Mrs. Thomas had visited more than a 110 countries, family members said.

She had been an active member of Towson United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

Services were July 4.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Thomas is survived by a son, Jeffrey L. Thomas of Timonium; a daughter, Mary T. LeSueur of Parkton; a brother, Wayne F. Groft of Silver Spring; and three grandchildren.

- Frederick N. Rasmussen

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