Marie Elizabeth "Betty" Harrison Dorsey, 78, of Owings died February 21 at Baltimore Washington Medical in Glen Burnie. Born October 10, 1935 to the late Griffith and Marie (Deuchler) Harrison in Owings, Betty attended Fairview Elementary, graduated from Calvert County High School in 1953, and graduated from Fleet Business School in Annapolis. She married Jack T. Dorsey August 28, 1953, and they made their home in Owings. They had two sons, Jack, Jr. and Dennis M. Dorsey. Her first job was with Nationwide Insurance in Annapolis. Later, she was employed by USDA Soil Conservation Service, working with the Calvert, Anne Arundel, and Prince George's County offices for several years. For health reasons, she retired and later volunteered at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, transferring from Mt. Harmony after her marriage. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Deale Elks Lodge, and a friend in the Circle of Friendship. She enjoyed music, theatre, the beach, travel, baseball, and chocolate. Her hobbies were sewing, gardening, cooking and her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son Jack T. Dorsey, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Jack; son, Dennis M. Dorsey and wife Alyson of Owings; brother, Griffith N. Harrison, Jr. and wife Diane of Huntingtown; two sisters, Joan P. Wood and husband Frank of Huntingtown and A. Estelle Brendle of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Jack T. Dorsey III and wife Leslee of North East, Drew H. Dorsey, Krysta B. Dorsey, and Darren M. Dorsey, all of Owings; and two great-grandchildren Anna Marie and Ella Jane Dorsey. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, February 24, at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings. A funeral service and celebration of Betty's life will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday at Friendship United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations in Betty's name may be made to Friendship UMC,
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Published in The Capital on Feb. 22, 2014
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