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Marguerite Austin-Gorham, child care provider

Marguerite Austin-Gorham, a retired child care provider and housekeeper, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Nov. 27 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The East Baltimore resident was 88.

Born Marguerite Clark in Baltimore and raised on Edythe Street, she was a 1941 graduate of Dunbar High School.

She became a housekeeper and worked for many years at the Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church Rectory at Saratoga and Cathedral streets. She assisted in child care for the Rev. Halsey Moon Cook and for the Rev. William C. McKeachie, who were rectors of the downtown church.

Family members said she enjoyed singing gospel hymns. They said she was an accomplished cook and liked to assemble picture puzzles.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Baptist Church, 1301 N. Caroline St.

Survivors include three sons, Albert Logan, James Austin and Curtis Gorham; and nine daughters, Roslyn Meyers, Maria Massey, Betty Frazier, Pearlene Montgomery, Janice Austin-Reeves, Diane Austin, Darlene Williams, Mildred Gullage and Cellia Garlington, all of Baltimore; 30 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Her husband, James Austin died many years ago. She then married Luther Gorham, who died in 1997.

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