Doris D. 'Dotty' Wood, homemaker, dies at 92

December 11, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Doris D. "Dotty" Wood, a homemaker and gardener, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 92.

Doris Dell, the daughter of a steel executive and a homemaker, was born and raised in Baltimore.

She was a 1936 graduate of Western High School and, two years later, of Gunston Hall School on the Eastern Shore.

In 1942, she married William M. Wood Jr., who became vice president, secretary and a member of the board of the Worthington Steel Co. He died in 1996.

The couple lived for many years on North Charles Street, where Mrs. Wood enjoyed maintaining her gardens.

She also enjoyed cooking for family and friends and collecting antiques.

Since 2000, she had resided at Blakehurst, where a memorial gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 21.

Surviving are two sons, William M. Wood III of Merchantville, N.J., and Timothy E. Wood of Hagerstown; a daughter, Kathryn Kimberly Farmen of Washington, Conn.; a brother, Harold K. "Punky" Dell Jr. of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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