Linda M. Dudley

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Linda M. Dudley, 67, of Eldersburg, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County in Columbia.

Born Feb. 17, 1945, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late James Calvin and Mary Jane Creighton Crispens. She was the wife of David C. Dudley, who died May 25, 2011.

She had worked as a nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for many years, specializing in maternal-child health. She was a graduate of Maryland General Nursing School, received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Notre Dame and master's degree in nursing from University of Maryland at Baltimore.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Eldersburg. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and especially spending time with her family.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Cindy and Leo DeBandi, of Eldersburg, and Gina and Matthew Rassa, of Marriottsville; sisters and brother-in-law Nancy J. Charitonuk, of Parkville, and Bette A. and Vincent A. Perez, of Annapolis; and grandchildren Ethan and McKenna DeBandi, and Kira and Kailen Rassa.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2205 Old Liberty Road, Eldersburg, with the Rev. Robin Litton officiating. Interment will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2205 Old Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 12, 2012