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Dorothy L. Abrams, registered nurse

Northwest Hospital

Dorothy L. Abrams, a registered nurse and World War II veteran, died July 7 at Northwest Hospital of complications from a stroke. She was 93.

The daughter of William Weatherington, an Illinois Central Railroad worker, and Pearl Rudd Weatherington, a homemaker, Dorothy Louise Weatherington was born and raised in Paducah, Ky., where she graduated in 1939 from Heath High School.

After earning her nursing degree from the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., she joined the Navy Nurse Corps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and went on active duty in 1942.

During the war years, she held nursing positions in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif., and Hawaii. She attained the rank of lieutenant commander by the time of her 1947 discharge.

While stationed in California in 1946, she met and married Dr. Robert C. Abrams, a Baltimore orthopedic surgeon, who was also serving in the Navy. The couple later moved to Pikesville.

After her 1969 divorce, Mrs. Abrams moved to Northwest Baltimore.

For the last nine years, Mrs. Abrams had lived at the Augsburg Home and Lutheran Village in Lochearn.

A classical music fan, she enjoyed listening to WBJC-FM, watching Maryland Public Television, and cooking and entertaining for family and friends.

Plans for services are incomplete.

Mrs. Abrams is survived by a son, Michael Abrams of Fort Collins, Colo.; three daughters, Janet Abrams and Karen Mallonee, both of Baltimore, and Susan Merritt of Gaithersburg; a sister, Inez Curtis of Paducah; and six grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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