Barbara Dale Ambrose, 75, of Upperco, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at home.
Born Jan. 22, 1938, in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Doyle and Martha Howard Ambrose.
She was a graduate of Longwood College, with majors in mathematics and chemistry. In the 1960s she worked as an analyst on NASA space flight systems and then as an analyst for ABC news on the 1968 presidential election. She developed the first Reads Drug automated inventory and ordering system, and was the program manager on the new automated sortation facility in the 1990s for Fed Ex in Memphis. She earned her master's degree from Harvard University
in business before becoming director of systems engineering for Northrop Grumman.
Surviving are life partner, Patricia Fallon of Upperco; a sister, Joan Lindsey, of Gloucester, Va.; nieces and nephews Becky Slate, of North Carolina, Teresa and John Altemus, and Shannen Jenkins, all of Gloucester, Patty Lindsey and Todd Wolpert, both of Norfolk, Va., and Andy Lindsey, of Freeport, Fla.; great-nieces and great-nephews Kim and Jason Beck, Melissia and Nathan Varnadore, and Ryan, Kyle and Kolin Jenkins; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews Donovan Varnadore, Isaac Beck and Kinley Varnadore.
She was predeceased by a stepmother, Wilma Virginia Ambrose.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, with a prayer service.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon.
Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Friday at Hogg Funeral Home, 3098 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester Point, Va. Interment will be at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at www.elinefuneralhome.com
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