'TC Meredith Louise Mikulis Lindung, who collected dolls, did needlepoint and enjoyed decorating her turn-of-the-century Long Green Valley home, died Monday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 57.
Mrs. Lindung moved in 1987 to Remembrance Farm, which had been a runner-up to the mansion ultimately chosen to represent Tara in the 1939 film of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With The Wind.
It was here that she employed her talent in restoration and interior decoration and displayed the rare dolls and 18th- and 19th-century paintings that she collected.
She was an avid reader of books on music, the Civil War, the 1900s and World War II, according to her husband, John R. "Jack" Lindung, a stockbroker whom she married in 1964 while both were in the Navy.
Born in San Diego, Mrs. Lindung was raised in Attleboro, Mass., and was a 1965 graduate of Dominican Academy High School in Plainville, Mass. She earned her nursing degree in 1959 from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Providence, R.I., and moved to Los Angeles where she was an operating room nurse at Los Angeles General Hospital.
In 1963, she joined the Navy Nurse Corps as a commissioned officer. She later was assigned as an operating room nurse at the Navy National Medical Center in Bethesda, and was on duty the night that President John F. Kennedy was brought to the hospital after he was mortally wounded in Dallas.
She moved to Towson in 1968, and for many years volunteered at My Sister's Place, a shelter for abused women in Baltimore.
She was a member of the Knights' Ladies, Long Green Valley Council of the Knights of Columbus, the Daughters of Isabella Benedict Circle No. 61, the Northern Hills Women's Club, the St. Joseph's School of Nursing Alumni Club and the Hillendale Country Club.
Trained in piano and voice, she was a charter member of the mixed choir of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.
In addition to her husband, her survivors are a son, Kevin M. Lindung; and a daughter, Karen L. Lindung, both of Hydes; three brothers, Thomas J. Mikulis Jr. of Plainville, Peter D. Mikulis of Attleboro, Mass., and Paul A. Mikulis of Attleboro Falls, Mass.; and her late brother-in-law's children, Bryan A. Lindung of New York City, and Valerie J. Lindung of Bel Air, of whom she was guardian.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.