Lois W. Uram, a retired Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co. accountant, died Oct. 9 of complications from dementia at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 82.

The daughter of a certified public accountant and a homemaker, Lois A. Weidemuller was born and raised in Bellevue, Pa., where she graduated in 1949 from Bellevue High School.

She studied bookkeeping at night in Pittsburgh while working for the Federal Reserve Bank there. In 1955, she married John Uram, who taught in Baltimore County public schools, and the couple moved to Arbutus.

Mrs. Uram worked as an accountant for the American Oil Co., Union Trust Co. and several other local businesses before joining Mercantile in 1975 in its trust department, after the death of her husband.

The former longtime Hillendale and Rodgers Forge resident retired in 1992.

She enjoyed golfing and was an avid gardener, home decorator, world traveler and newspaper reader. She also was a Ravens fan.

Mrs. Uram was a member of Loch Raven United Methodist Church.

Services are private.

Surviving are her husband of eight years, Ivar Welinder, a taxi driver; and several nieces and nephews.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com