Doris Lorraine Elmore

Doris Lorraine Elmore, age 86, of Damascus, Maryland passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. She was the wife of the late Ernest C. Elmore (Lt. Col., USA, Ret), to whom she was married for 54 years.

Born March 5, 1926, near St. Hilaire, MN, to Bennie E. and Mildred A. Johnson, Doris was a graduate of St. Hilaire High School and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse in Jefferson City, MO, and Richmond, VA, before becoming a fulltime homemaker. Over the years, she and her family lived in VA, MN, West Germany, and MD.

Before her illness, Doris enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, and sewing. She was a skilled cook and often gave apple pies to her neighbors. Playing bridge with her husband and another couple was a favorite pastime.

Surviving are four children, Gregory S. and David L. Elmore, both of Damascus, Patti L. Saba and husband, Mark, of John's Creek, GA, K. Heidi Mele of Mount Airy, MD, and four grandchildren, Mary and Peter Saba, and Nathan and Jack Mele. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Donald F. Johnson, and a sister Helen V. Dopson.

Friends may call at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, at Molesworth-Williams P.A., Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, with burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the or any charity. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.Molesworth

Funeral Home

Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home
26401 Ridge Road Damascus, MD 20872
(301) 253-2138

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Dec. 26, 2012