Berniece McMullan, 93

The Baltimore Sun

Berniece Anderson McMullan, a veteran of World War II and financial manager, died of an aneurism Sunday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 93.

Born Berniece Irene Anderson in Northwood, N.D., and raised in nearby Larimore, she graduated in 1936 with a degree in commerce from the University of North Dakota.

She did accounting and bookkeeping for a grocer before joining the WAVES, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. After training at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., she was assigned to Washington and New York City, where she was a financial manager during World War II.

Family members said she was proud to be among the first 100 women inducted into the program.

She married Jerrie Scott McMullan a Martin-Marietta executive, in 1947, and moved to Riderwood in 1964.

In 1966, she returned to work at the Social Security Administration as a financial manager. She retired in 1977.

She was a member of the Grey Panthers and First English Lutheran Church. She was a volunteer in the soup kitchen at SS. Stephen and James Evangelical Lutheran Church. She took adult education courses in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins University, played golf and participated in aerobics claases.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

Survivors include a son, Scott A. McMullan of Annandale, Va.; two daughters, Michael McMullan and Nancy Keates, both of Baltimore; and a granddaughter. Her husband died in 1972. A son, Harry McMullan, died in 1986.

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