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Ann Beetz, speech pathologist who taught at Loyola University, dies

Ann Beetz, a speech pathologist who taught at Loyola University, died Jan. 6 of Huntington’s disease.
Ann Beetz, a speech pathologist who taught at Loyola University, died Jan. 6 of Huntington’s disease. (Handout)

Ann Lambdin Beetz, a retried speech pathologist, died Jan. 6 of Huntington’s disease at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium.

She was 68 and had lived in Mays Chapel and in Federal Hill.

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Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Pierce James Lambdin, a city auditor, and his wife, Elizabeth Alma Campen.

She grew up in Rodgers Forge and Towson and was a 1967 graduate of Mercy High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology from Mount St. Agnes College and a master’s degree from Loyola University Maryland.

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Ms. Beetz spent 25 years on the faculty at Loyola University Maryland in the Department of Speech Pathology. She served 28 years in Baltimore City Public Schools supervising a cooperative training program between Loyola and public schools. She supervised speech pathology student clinicians in the city school setting.

For 19 years she was a speech language consultant in the Child Psychiatry Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She enjoyed restaurant dining and raising her pet cats.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Mitchell Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road in Rodgers Forge.

Survivors include a daughter, Maggie Ann Beetz of Baltimore; a brother, James Lambdin of Rising Sun; two sisters, Susan Lambdin Beattie of Exton, Pa. and Kathleen Lambdin Lindenstruth of Towson. Her marriage to Karl H. Beetz ended in divorce.

— Jacques Kelly

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