Doris C. Carter, a retired secretary who was active in her church, died of renal failure April 20 at her daughter's home in Cordova. She was 84, and a former resident of Level in Harford County.
Doris Elizabeth Chelton was born in Baltimore and moved with her family to Parkville. She was a 1939 graduate of Towson High School and attended Strayer's Business College and what is now Towson University.
During her 50-year career, she worked as a secretary in a variety of businesses and retired in 1996.
"She held three jobs at once when she was in her 60s," said her daughter, Cheryl Carter Loscomb. "She was a judicial court clerk for Baltimore County District Court, a receptionist for Ruck Towson Funeral Home, and a telemarketer for Rep. Clarence Long."
Though she led a busy professional life, Mrs. Carter had time for her family and church.
"She worked, kept a home, and still had time for all the extras moms do. She worked with the Girl Scouts, taught Sunday and Bible school at Loch Raven Baptist Church, where she also participated in bake sales, made costumes at Halloween, and so much more," her daughter said.
Mrs. Carter enjoyed camping with her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was married for 41 years to Charles W. Carter, a stationary engineer who died in 1993.
Services were Wednesday.
Also surviving is a son, Stephen F. Carter of Level; a sister, Shirley Carter of Parkville; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.