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Mildred Rowse Walck

May 24, 1919 ~ November 5, 2018 (age 99)

Mildred Rowse Walck, 99, of West Friendship, MD passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. She was the wife of the late Gordon Walck.

Born May 24, 1919 in Hazleton, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Florence Rowse.

Mildred graduated from high school and attended business school. She joined the Navy during WWII, where she did administrative work. She joined because at the time, the US was asking for one person from every family to help with war effort. She served in the Navy in Washington, D.C. for one year then went back to Hazleton. Mildred then took a job as a an executive secretary for the PA Power and Light Co. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother giving all of her time and love to her family and will be sorely missed by all. She also loved cats, especially her cat Tiger. In her spare time she used to ready murder mystery books, was a great knitter, loved music and had a great vocabulary. Mildred will be remembered as a beautiful white/grey haired and petite woman. She had 8 teeth, all originals and could chew pretty well. She was very mobile although at times a little shaky. However, she could still manage to tend to her bathroom needs and needed some assistance with a shower, she had a slight fear of water in her face. Mildred was also hard of hearing and had muscular degeneration of both eyes. One thing she loved was talking and observing people.

She met her husband Gordon, at the dances that were held in town. They were soon married. Gordon also served in WWII in the Army. Upon leaving the army, he obtained a job with Walter Reed Army Medical Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. They then both purchased a charming house in Silver Spring, MD, where they raised their three children.

She is survived by her children James Walck of West Friendship, MD and Kim Smith and husband Dan of West Friendship, MD granddaughter Christa Hocutt and husband Byron of Jacksonville, FL.

She was preceded in death by two sisters Florence and Mary Lou and her brother James.


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