By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Feb 20, 2012 | 5:39 PM
Anne B. Altemus, a registered nurse and homemaker, died Feb. 12 of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center.
She was 80 and had been a resident of the Edenwald retirement community in Towson since August.
Anne Watters Bacon was born in Baltimore and raised in Walbrook. After graduating in 1949 from the old Mount St. Agnes High School, she earned a degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
Mrs. Altemus was a nurse from 1951 to 1962 at what is now Mercy Medical Center, when she left to raise her family.
When her children were young, she was an active member of mothers' clubs at Notre Dame Preparatory and Loyola Blakefield schools.
She lived first in Stoneleigh and then for 34 years in a Stevenson Lane home across from the Country Club of Maryland, where she was a member and avid golfer.
Mrs. Altemus was a member of the club's Ladies 18-hole group and also played bridge there.
She was also a lacrosse fan and enjoyed traveling with her husband to see their children play at the University of Virginia and James Madison University.
Her husband of 50 years, Brad Altemus, a manufacturers' representative, died in 2011.
She was a communicant of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Rodgers Forge, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Feb. 17.
Surviving are two sons, Mark Altemus and Tom Altemus, both of Towson; two daughters, Anne Reed Altemus of Ellicott City and Kathy Altemus Franz of Lutherville; a brother, Robert Bacon of Largo, Fla.; a sister, Bette Edelen of Mount Washington; and four grandchildren.