“It was heroic,” said her son, James Corddry. During family vacations in Ocean City, she would often get called upon to cover a story. “I don’t think it mattered if she was actually on vacation,” said her son. Still, he said, “I didn’t ever feel shortchanged in anyway. She always managed to find time for the family. I also was very proud of her.” A skilled multi-tasker, “she both attended and covered my college graduation” from Washington College, said Mr. Corddry, when Walter Cronkite was the commencement speaker.