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.
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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.raymondfuneralservice.com
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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