Martha H. Dance, who worked for The Arc of Baltimore and was a longtime volunteer and movie buff, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her Perry Hall home.
The former Mays Chapel resident was 61.
The daughter of Shearman S. Dance, a carpenter and farmer, and Helen Brown Dance, a registered nurse, Martha Helen Dance was born in Easton and raised on Norman Avenue in Lutherville.
"When Martha was born with Down syndrome, they told her parents not to take her home but put her in an institution, but she learned to read and write," said Sandy Dance, a sister-in-law who lives in Chase.
Ms. Dance graduated in 1976 from the Ridge Ruxton...