Doris Elizabeth Newsom, 90

December 31, 2009

APRIL 8, 1919-DEC. 30, 2009

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Doris Elizabeth Newsom, 90, of Silver Spring, Md., died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Ravenwood Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Md.

Born April 8, 1919, in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Bernard and Svea Colleen Detterburg-Hammarlund.

Doris was the last surviving sibling of Sidney B. and George G. Hammarlund.

She served in the U.S. Navy as a wave.

She retired from Sears. Following her retirement, she produced oil paintings.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth A. Newsom of Florida; one daughter, Barbara Hodge of West Virginia; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in Highland Gardens, Johnston, R.I.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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