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Dolores “Joan” Daniel­son

Dolores “Joan” Daniel­son, 74, long­time res­i­dent of In­dian Head, MD, went to be with her Lord and Sav­ior on June 4, 2017. She was sur­rounded by her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1942, to the late Joseph and Mar y “Mae” Thomp­son. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she is pre­de­ceased by her hus­band and child­hood sweet­heart of 48 years, Ron­ald Daniel­son; broth­ers and sis­ters: John and Judy Thomp­son; Peggy Har­rell; Ann Luck; Mary Ellen Masiello; David Thomp­son; and El­iz­a­beth Shep­herd.

Joan was a ded­i­cated school bus driver for 37 years for both Prince Georges and Charles Coun­ties. She was a lov­ing mother, wife, grand­mother, great grand­mother, and aunt to many nieces and neph­ews. Her love and pas­sion was to spend time with her fam­ily. Be­sides her fam­ily, she en­joyed work­ing in her yard, the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins, Nascar, and the oc­ca­sional trip to play the slots. She gave in ev­ery­thing she did, never ex­pect­ing any­thing in re­turn. Her gen­eros­ity, val­ues, and kind­ness were known by all. She was de­voted to the Catholic Church and had a ser­vants heart.

She is sur­vived by her brother, Charles Thomp­son (Maria); chil­dren: Ronda Copeland (Robert); Jackie Wil­lett; Cindy Ki­ef­fer; Derek Daniel­son Sr. (Peggy); David Daniel­son (Peggy); her grand­chil­dren: Su­san Pierce (Johnny); Amy Zim­mer­man (Justin); Ash­ley Ma­jor (Danny); April McGhee (Lee); Chris­ten Daniel­son; Derek Daniel­son Jr. (Alyssa); Rob­bie Copeland (Rachael); Laura Copeland; Erica Ki­ef­fer (Nel­son); Zachary Lilly (Al­li­son); Ni­cole Daniel­son (Austin); Justin Daniel­son; Christie Brad­ford; Daniel Brad­ford; her 14 great grand­chil­dren; oth­ers such as nieces: Har­riet Piper (Bill) and Sara Aud (David); as well as count­less other fam­ily and friends.

Friends re­ceived on Fri­day, June 9, from 9:30 a.m. un­til time of Mass of Chris­tian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 30 Mat­tingly Ave., In­dian Head, MD 20640. In­ter­ment at MD Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery in Chel­tenham, MD at a later date.

A guest­book is avail­able at: www.ray­mond­fu­ner­alser­

Jackie Lee Church

Jackie Lee Church, of Pom­fret, MD, died May 12, 2017 and He­len “Faye” Wil­liams Church died Jan­uary 7, 2014.

They were co-own­ers of nu­mer­ous beauty sa­lons for the Unique Chic chain for ap­prox­i­mately 49 years, in­clud­ing Chic Beauty Sa­lon in Clin­ton, MD, and Aaron’s Acad­emy of Beauty in Wal­dorf, MD.

They are both sur­vived by their daugh­ter, Cathy Church (part­ner Cara Korho­nen) and bonus chil­dren, Gib­son and Cooper. Jackie is sur vived by his sis­ter-in-law, Fran­cis Church; and nu­mer­ous neph­ews and nieces. Faye is sur­vived by her brother, Dou­glas Charles Wil­liams (La­mai); nephew, Richard (Joana) Wil­liams, and their son Avery; niece, Diana Wil­liams; and nu­mer­ous cousins.

Fu­neral Ser­vice on June 16, 11 a.m. at Christ Epis­co­pal Church, 13050 Rock Point Road, New­burg, MD 20664, of­fi­ci­ated by Rev. Tim John­son. In­ter­ment to fol­low in church ceme­ter y. Memo­ri­als are asked to char­i­ties of your choice. A guest­book is avail­able on­line at: www.ray­mond­fu­ner­alser­

Deb­o­rah (Debi) Ann Hig­don

Deb­o­rah (Debi) Ann Hig­don, 58, of In­dian Head, MD, passed away on June 6, 2017. Born March 3, 1959 in Smithville, Mis­souri.

Debi is pre­de­ceased by her beloved grand­par­ents Paul and Arita McWil­liam and Jack and Max­ine Boyle. She is sur­vived by her hus­band of al­most 33 years, Wayne; her son, Michael (Alexis); her par­ents, Richard and Sheila Boyle; her sis­ter, Julie Auter­son (Mer­lin); her broth­ers: Shan­non Boyle (Teresa); Michael Boyle (Ingrid); aunt, LaDonna Cul­ver; as well as her nieces and neph­ews.

Debi moved to Mary­land in the early 1980’s where she met her beloved hus­band, Wayne, at Sil­ver Hill VFD. Wayne and Debi got mar­ried in 1985 and wel­comed their son, Michael, in 1987. Af­ter mov­ing to In­dian Head, MD, in 1985, Debi and her hus­band joined In­dian Head VFD. Debi was very ac­tive in the EMS di­vi­sion at In­dian Head VFD, held var­i­ous ranks, and is a cur­rent life mem­ber. In 1996, Debi joined the Charles County Mo­bile In­ten­sive Care Unit and served var­i­ous roles. In 2006, Debi joined Bryans Road VFD with her son, where she re­mains a mem­ber.

One of Debi’s proud­est ac­com­plish­ments, other than her fam­ily, was earn­ing her cer­ti­fi­ca­tion as a Na­tional Registry Paramedic. Debi faith­fully served her com­mu­nity for over 30 years. When she wasn’t vol­un­teer­ing, Debi en­joyed gar­den­ing, ski­ing, trav­el­ing, and spend­ing time with her fam­ily.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial do­na­tions can be sent in her name to Bryans Road Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 3099 Liv­ingston Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616 or In­dian Head Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 4095 In­dian Head Hwy., In­dian Head, MD 20640, or the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Charles County, 71 In­dus­trial Park Dr., Wal­dorf, MD 20602. The fam­ily will re­ceive fam­ily and friends on Sun­day, June 11, start­ing at 2 p.m. un­til the time of the Fire­man’s Prayer at 4 p.m. at Bryans Road Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 3099 Liv­ingston Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616. Re­fresh­ments will be served at the con­clu­sion of the ser­vices.

Mary Angeline P. Thomas

Mary Angeline “Angie” P. Thomas, 52, of La Plata, MD, died June 5, 2017 at her res­i­dence, with Hospice, af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer. She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Dou­glas D. Thomas and was the mother of Matthew (26), Justin (15), Michael (13), and the late Jes­sica (+).

Angie was born in the Phillip­pines and moved to the United States in 1989. She is also sur­vived by her par­ents, God­ofredo and Araceli Page; her sis­ters, Ar­lene and Mon­al­isa; and her brother, Ulysses; plus sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Friends re­ceived on Tues­day, June 13, from 5-8 p.m. with Wake Ser vice at 7 p.m. at Ray­mond Fu­neral Ser­vice Chapel, 5635 Wash­ing­ton Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Mass of Chris­tian Burial on Wed­nes­day, June 14, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pom­fret, MD. In­ter­ment at Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery in Clin­ton, MD.

Cle­ment Hel­frich Brooke

Cle­ment Hel­frich Brooke, 64, of Hugh­esville, MD, passed away on June 2, 2017 at his res­i­dence.

He was born on Jan. 31, 1953 in Wash­ing­ton, DC, to the late Ge­orge Ramby and Louise Marie (Hel­frich) Brooke.

Cle­ment was a builder for his com­pany, Party Walls Inc., how­ever his love and pas­sion was farm­ing. He was an ac­tive and faith­ful mem­ber of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bryan­town, MD. He was fam­ily ori­ented and en­joyed fam­ily va­ca­tions, trav­el­ing and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the world. He was well ed­u­cated in Amer­i­can His­tory and the Civil War and es­pe­cially on lo­cal events such as the as­sas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Lin­coln and Booths es­cape. He en­joyed watch­ing Bo­nanza and had a sense of hu­mor that would crack him-self up.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 27 years, Nancy Louise (Wein­berg) Brooke; daugh­ter, Brenda Agnes Brooke; three sons: James Lee Brady; Robert Leon Pen­berg (Ruth); Scott Alan Pen­berg; seven grand­chil­dren: Al­lie, An­drew, Ha­ley, Rea­gan, Justin, Nathan, Tris­tan; two sis­ters: Louise Kloiber; Mary He­flin; and brother, Ge­orge Brooke.

Friends will be re­ceived on Mon­day, June 12, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at Ray­mond Fu­neral Ser­vice, 5635 Wash­ing­ton Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be on Tues­day, June 13, 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Pl, Bryan­town, MD 20617, with in­ter­ment to fol­low at Trin­ity Me­mo­rial Gar­den.


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