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Louise S. Everton

Painter, art teacher

Louise Smith Everton, a painter and art teacher, died Saturday at Salisbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of complications of cancer. She was 74 and had lived in Princess Anne since the early 1960s.

Mrs. Everton, who specialized in watercolors, taught at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 1972 until 1980. Earlier, she taught at Brooke Hill School for Girls in Birmingham, Ala., and at Walker Junior College in Jasper, Ala.

She also taught privately for many years.

The former Louise Woodson Smith was a native of Birmingham and attended the University of Alabama before her graduation in 1940 from Birmingham-Southern College. In the 1940s, she studied at the Art Students League in New York and Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Her works were exhibited in shows in Alabama and elsewhere, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Artists Annual. She also had one-woman shows in Alabama and at the Art Institute and Gallery of Wicomico County, of which she was a member.

She was a former president of the Alabama Art League and a former treasurer of the Alabama Watercolor Society, and had received several awards from art groups in that state.

Her works are in the permanent collections of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College.

Mrs. Everton was made a fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters in 1961.

Fond of gardening, she was a member of the Eastern Shore Iris Society and the Somerset Garden Club.

Services for Mrs. Everton were set for 3 p.m. today at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Princess Anne.

Her husband, Edgar R. Everton, died in 1972. She is survived by a daughter, Valerie E. Hawkins of Watchung, N.J.; a son, Angus R. Everton of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Julia Gundersdorff

Active in PTA

Julia R. Gundersdorff, who was active in parent-teacher and community groups, died Friday at her Catonsville home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 57.

Mrs. Gundersdorff had worked as a buyer for Woodward & Lothrop department stores in the early 1960s.

The former Julia Marsh was born in Dayton, Ohio, and raised there and in Chevy Chase.

She was a member of Catonsville Presbyterian Church, and many school and community groups.

Services for Mrs. Gundersdorff were set for 10 a.m. today at Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond K. Gundersdorff; three daughters, Tracey Jean Clarke of Burtonsville, Lisa Castaneda of Owings Mills and Kelley Lynn Mackinson of Catonsville; her mother, Eleanor Marsh of Crofton; a brother, Bill Marsh Jr. of Potomac; and three grandchildren. Ida I. Ziegler-Bengel, a retired beauty shop owner, died Friday of congestive heart failure at the home of her son in Hanover, Pa. The Hampden resident was 89.

She retired in 1965 as owner of the Lady Hampden Salon. Earlier, she had owned the Mount Washington Salon and the Julia Ellen Salon, both in Northwest Baltimore.

The former Ida Iley was a native of Harford County. Her first husband, Frederick J. Ziegler, died in 1927. Her second marriage to Ewald Brauer ended in divorce, and her third husband, Charles J. Bengel, died in 1958.

She was a member of the Church of the Brethren and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In retirement, she knitted caps that were donated for newborn infants in hospitals.

Services for Mrs. Ziegler-Bengel were set for 10 a.m. today at A. Alan Seitz Funeral Home, 3818 Roland Ave.

She is survived by her son, Frederick J. Ziegler Jr. of Hanover; a brother, Charles H. Iley Sr. of La Jolla, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Doris S. Pittore

Ellicott City resident

A memorial service for Doris S. Pittore of Ellicott City was set for 11 a.m. today at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood.

The former Doris Schepp died June 14 at St. Agnes Hospital of heart disease. She was 79. She had moved to Ellicott City from Boca Raton, Fla., about four years ago.

Her husband, Joseph L. Pittore, died in 1980. She is survived by two daughters, Gail Pittore of Ellicott City and Jane Herbert of Potomac; and two grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 6 Taft Court, Rockville 20850.

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