Nancy L. Spaid deJongh

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Nancy L. deJongh, 88, of Solomons, Md., died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md.

Born July 6, 1924, in Capon Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Eula Strother Spaid. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Alfretta Warren; a brother, Glen Spaid; a grandson, Kelly O’Brien; longtime friend Michael Chaney; and her beloved Yorkies, Lady and Muffin.

She was a retired supervisor for the C&P Telephone Company. She “came down the hill” to Washington, D.C., to support the war effort in 1942 starting as a switch board operator at the Pentagon. After being divorced very early in her marriage, she became a single mother, long before it was prevalent, and devoted much of her life to raising her only child and friend, Barbara. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was always an active member of the Presbyterian Church wherever she was living. She enjoyed traveling but most of all she enjoyed her large family.

Surviving is her daughter, Barbara O’Neal; her husband, Patrick, of Asbury-Solomons; 3 sisters, Ruth Cheshire, Una Mae Yeakle and Betty Parkinson; 2 half-brothers, Garland Spaid and Junior Spaid; a granddaughter-in-law, June Hass; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m., at the Asbury-Solomons Auditorium with the Rev. Charles Harrell and Meredith Syler officiating.

Interment will be private at Shenandoah Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Va., Saturday, July 20.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury-Solomons Benevolent Care Fund, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688 or a charity of your choice.

Lee Funeral Home, Owings, Md., is handling all arrangements.

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