Dolores S. Wimmer, a homemaker and longtime Ellicott City resident, died Dec. 6 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the Summit Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville.

She was 91.

The former Dolores Smith was born in Baltimore and raised near 33rd Street. She was a 1940 graduate of Eastern High School.

She worked at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River during World War II, where she also won modeling awards and appeared in the company newspaper.

In 1947, she married Warren Wimmer, who owned French's Sporting Goods on West Baltimore Street. He died in 1978.

After moving to Ellicott City, Mrs. Wimmer became an active member of Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church, where she served as church secretary for years.

Mrs. Wimmer was an avid bridge player and had been a season ticket holder for the Baltimore Colts for many years, family members said.

She was also a NASCAR fan and was especially fond of Dale Earnhardt.

"In addition, she loved talking politics to anyone who would debate with her," said a daughter-in-law, Karen Wimmer of Westminster.

"Her biggest joy was her family, and she loved such events as Christmas so that she could be near them," said Mrs. Wimmer.

Mrs. Wimmer, who had moved to the Shangri-La Assisted Living facility several years ago, also enjoyed vacationing during the summer in Ocean City.

Services were Dec. 9 at Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City.

Also surviving are three sons, Warren "Hutch" Wimmer Jr. of Westminster, Russ Wimmer of Ellicott City and Scott Wimmer of Taneytown; two daughters, Chris Welty of Ellicott City and Donna Lamparski of Williamsburg, Va.; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com