Nancy R. Baskerville, Payroll Manager

October 18, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Nancy R. Baskerville, a retired city payroll manager who enjoyed African drumming, died Monday of cancer at Northwest Hospital Center.

She was 61.

Nancy Ross was born in Baltimore and raised on North Monroe Street. She was a 1965 graduate of Edmondson High School and earned a degree in psychology from Morgan State University in 1990.

Mrs. Baskerville went to work for the city's Central Payroll Department as a file clerk in 1967 and rose to be payroll manger. She retired in 2007.

The former Northwest Baltimore resident who had lived in Woodlawn since 1990, was an accomplished African drummer and for the past seven years regularly performed with Bumbada, a local group of female drummers.

Mrs. Baskerville also enjoyed listening to jazz, blues and classical music. She was an avid traveler and liked visiting Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Services were held Friday.

Surviving are a daughter, Ginger Lynn Baskerville of Petersburg, Va.; and two half-brothers, Charles Ross of Baltimore and Carl Ross of Petersburg, Va. Her marriage to Francis A. Baskerville ended in divorce.

-Frederick N. Rasmussen

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