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Evelyn V. Spicer, registereed nurse, dies

Evelyn V. Spicer was a registered nurse who had worked at the Calvert School.
Evelyn V. Spicer was a registered nurse who had worked at the Calvert School. (HANDOUT)

Evelyn V. Spicer, a registered nurse who had worked at the Calvert School, died Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Baltimore County. She was 91.

The daughter of Marcus M. "Max" Vogt and Grace Vogt, who owned and operated M.M. Vogt Hardware, Evelyn Lucille Vogt was born and raised in Hesston, Kan.

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After graduating from high school in Newton, Kan., she obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Kansas.

While at the university, she met a medical student, Dr. William S. Spicer Jr., on a blind date. A Kansas City native, he was attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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They married six months later, in 1948.

Her husband served as an artillery surgeon with the 2nd Infantry Division's Artillery Medical Company during the Korean War. The couple came to Northwood in 1954 after his service was done. He had been recruited by Dr. Theodore E. Woodward, the famed infectious diseases expert at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who later chaired its department of medicine.

Dr. Spicer later became chief of the pulmonary division at Maryland and co-founder of the nurse practitioner program. He died in 2000.

Mrs. Spicer renewed her nursing credentials in the late 1970s, then served as the school nurse at the Calvert School through the 1980s.

She had been an active member and later president of the ladies' auxiliary at what is now the University of Maryland Medical Center.

She was a member of the Country Club of Maryland, where she enjoyed tennis and golf. She was also a member of the Roland Park Women's Club, and was an active member of the Murray Hill Garden Club.

A visitation for Mrs. Spicer will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Overbrook and York roads, Rodgers Forge.

Plans for a memorial service to be held in Baltimore are incomplete.

She is survived by her son, William S. Spicer III of Woodbrook; three daughters, Connie Zimmerman of Salisbury, Marianna Spicer-Joslyn of Atlanta and Catherine Tolliver of Richardson, Texas.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

-- Frederick N. Rasmussen

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