Beverly J. Rajca


November 04, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Beverly J. Rajca, who worked at a Baltimore shipyard during World War II and later was a homemaker, died Oct. 28 of thrombosis at her Mount Airy home.

She was 87.

Beverly Jones was born and raised in Cartwright, Tenn., where she graduated from Sequatchie High School.

In 1944, Mrs. Rajca came to Baltimore and went to work at the old Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. as a ship fitter.

After her 1948 marriage to Harry Rajca, the couple settled in Brooklyn Park. Before she began raising her family, she worked at the National Biscuit Co. and as a nursing assistant at a local hospital.

She had been a member of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.

A resident of Mount Airy since 1988, Mrs. Rajca was an avid gardener, reader and traveler.

Her husband of 45 years, a retired highway engineer, died in 1993.

Services were held Wednesday in Dunlap, Tenn.

Surviving are two daughters, Dolores Rajca and Deborah Rajca, both of Mount Airy; a sister, Freddy Jones Layne of Whitwell, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

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