Alberta B. Gamble, homemaker and artist

March 28, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Alberta B. Gamble, a homemaker and artist, died March 19 from complications of a stroke at Roland Park Place. She was 83.

Alberta Bergh, the daughter of a chemist and a professor of music, was born in Grand Rapids, Minn., and raised in Coral Gables, Fla.

She was a 1947 graduate of the University of Miami, where she earned a degree in both music and zoology.

Mrs. Gamble did postgraduate work at the Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

She was married in 1947 to Dr. James Lawder Gamble Jr., who had been a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and died in 2002.

The couple lived on Blythewood Road in Roland Park for years, and also had homes on Gibson Island and in Sorrento, Maine.

A resident of Roland Park Place since 2003, Mrs. Gamble was an accomplished singer, sculptor and ceramist. She enjoyed reading, travel and flower arranging, and attending the opera and symphony. She was also an inveterate museumgoer.

An outdoorswoman, she also liked skiing, sailing and horseback riding,

She was a member of the Women's Hamilton Street Club.

Services are private.

Surviving are four sons, James L. Gamble III of Gibson Island, Rick Gamble of Annapolis, William Gamble of Baltimore and Marc Gamble of Shelbourne, Vt.; two daughters, Wendy Gamble of Tucson, Ariz., and Jocelyn Childs of Denver; a brother, Dr. Bernard Bergh of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Sarah Brooks of Boston; 14 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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