Natalie E. Miller, 81, nutrition specialist, teacherNatalie...

Natalie E. Miller, 81, nutrition specialist, teacher

Natalie E. Miller, a former nutrition specialist and teacher, died Oct. 28 of respiratory failure at Northwest Hospital Center. The Fairhaven Retirement Community resident was 81.


Mrs. Miller had taught home economics and child study at Friends School during the 1960s and, earlier, was a nutrition specialist for the University of Maryland.

She was born Natalie Edwards in Philadelphia and raised in Gloucester City, N.J. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1935 and a master's degree in home economics at Drexel University in 1940. She began her professional career working at a hospital near Camden.


In 1940, she married William Sherman Russell, a stress engineer at what then was Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River. He died in 1950.

She married Raymond D. Miller Jr. in 1951. Mr. Miller, who worked in contract and proposal administration at Martin-Marietta Corp., retired from AAI Corp.

Mrs. Miller moved to the Sykesville retirement community from Southland Hills 11 years ago.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Ave.

In addition to her husband, survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Virginia Ann Paige, 63, Fort Meade employee

Virginia Ann Paige, a devoted churchgoer and retired civilian employee of Fort Meade, died Thursday at St. Agnes Hospital of respiratory and heart failure related to cancer. She was 63.

She and her husband, John Paige Jr., lived in the Edmondson Village area.


Mrs. Paige had fought cancer since 1985. She was born in Ruffin, N.C., where she graduated from high school. She came to Baltimore in 1953 to marry Mr. Paige, whom she had dated in North Carolina before he moved north in search of a job.

Mrs. Paige was a member of Village Baptist Church. She had previously been a member of Friendship Baptist Church, from the early 1960s until it moved from Dennison Street to Loch Raven Boulevard. She was a member of the courtesy guild and flower circle at Friendship Baptist Church.

She worked for 12 years at Fort Meade, retiring in 1985.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include five sons, Karl A., Bruce L., Michael R., Gary V. and Juan E. Paige, all of the Edmondson Village area; a daughter, Beverly Ann Paige of Loch Raven; a brother, Joe Stacey of Reidsville, N.C.; a sister, Eunice Miller of New York City; and 14 grandchildren.

Services are to begin with a wake at 7 p.m. today at Village Baptist Church, 110-114 S. Hilton St. Burial will be in King Memorial Park, 8710 Dogwood Road, at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Dorothy D. Lucke, 77, homemaker


Dorothy D. Lucke, a homemaker, died Thursday at Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park, of heart failure. She was 77.

She was born Dorothy Daley in Baltimore and grew up in Severna Park. She graduated from Annapolis High School and Strayer Business College. She married William M. Lucke, a career Army officer, in 1942.

Mrs. Lucke was briefly a secretary in the state comptroller's office after she and Lt. Col. Lucke retired to Annapolis in the 1950s.

She was a life member of the Annapolis Yacht Club and enjoyed playing bridge.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Gary N. Lucke of Annapolis; two sisters, Peggy D. Schwartze of Arnold and Joan D. Ferris of Glen Burnie; and a granddaughter.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Severna Park.


Laura W. Howard, 94, a Ruxton native who had been on the board of the National African Violet Society and was active in the West End African Violet Society in Baltimore, died Thursday of kidney and heart disease at her home in Crownsville. The former Laura Amanda Wier was a Towson High School graduate who worked for Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland before her marriage in 1935 to Clarence E. Howard, who died in 1973.

Services for Mrs. Howard, who is survived by a daughter, Jane Howard Dees of Crownsville, were held Saturday.

Georgeana L. S. Holeman,Georgeana L. S. Holeman, 70, who started working at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1957 as a diet aide and retired as a supervisor in 1987, died Oct. 24 of a heart attack on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Fairy D. Holeman White and Thelma G. Holeman; and a son, Raymond R. Holeman, all of Baltimore; a brother, Willie Stovall of South Boston; four grandchildren; and four great-grand children.

Eva T. Rogers, 81, a Calvert County native and Northwest Baltimore resident who retired in 1985 after 25 years as an employee of the Parks Sausage Co., died Tuesday of heart failure at Maryland General Hospital. The former Eva Thomas resumed her public school education in Baltimore when she was in her 50s, completing high school.

She had been a member of the Flower Circle at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1063 W. Fayette St., where services were held Saturday.


Her husband, Samuel Rogers, died in 1939. She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine Rogers and Adella Lee; a stepson, Leonard Christian; two brothers, David Thomas and Tom Thomas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. All are of Baltimore.

Jo Ann M. Hatfield, 59, a Hecht Co. sales clerk and a telephone operator as a young woman, died Oct. 21 at Union Memorial Hospital of a heart attack. She lived in Waverly.

She was born Jo Ann M. Keplinger in West Virginia, moved to Baltimore as a child and attended Eastern High School.

A memorial service was held Saturday.

She is survived by her husband, Chester E. Hatfield Sr.; four daughters, Susan Lynn Ewing and Linda May Hatfield, both of Baltimore, Virginia Dicus of Clayton, N.C., and Patty Lee Brannock of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Chester E. Hatfield Jr. and Jerome E. Hatfield, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Dorothy Judy of Baltimore and Darlene Frederick of West Virginia; and eight grandchildren.