Doris Walkling Wagner, 86, of Carroll County, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Bay View Medical Center in Baltimore.
Born Feb. 16, 1926, in Gamber, she was the daughter of the late John Earl Walkling and Pearl Elizabeth Walkling. She was the wife of the late G. Everett "Pud" Wagner.
She attended Catonsville Elementary School and Catonsville Senior High School. She also graduated from the former St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. Her accomplishments included being instrumental in the design and planning of the first adult day care center in Carroll County, which opened in November 1992. She was later employed with Experience Works as a field operations assistant and later as an assistant project director with the Family & Children's Services of Central Maryland. In both roles she assisted senior citizens of Carroll County in seeking gainful employment.
She was an accomplished artist and published poet. She enjoyed horseback riding and fox hunting, enjoyed her flowers, feeding and watching the birds, and was a master Scrabble and crossword player.
She also enjoyed bridge, bingo and an occasional visit to Charlestown to play the slots. She was the president of the Humane Society of Carroll County from 1993 until 2004.
Surviving are children Ellen Weetenkamp, Jane McGrath, Ann Macin, Kevin McGrath, Mary Storch, Timothy and Thomas McGrath, and Brigid Shifflett; a sister, Anita W. Happel; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 2930 Hanover Pike, Manchester, with the Rev. Michael J. Roach officiating. Inurnment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158.
Arrangements are by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory in Winfield.
Online condolences may be offered at http://www.burrier-queen.com.
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