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Dorothy F. Newland, 97, of the Neck District passed away peacefully at her home on Friday morning, October 12, 2018.
Born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania she was a daughter of the late Myra Evans and George A. Fisher.
Spent most of her youth in Milledgeville, Georgia where her father was Superintendent of Industries of the State. She attended Georgia State College for Women and the Georgia State Teachers College. She met her future husband while attending the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Arts in Philadelphia where she excelled in painting, drawing and sculpture. N.C. Wyeth gave lectures there and his son, Andrew walked the halls with his portfolio under his arm. These were fond memories.
On May 22, 1946 she married Army Major LeRoy Tate Newland, Jr. and in 1958 with three children they moved to her beloved Solomons Cove. She was an amazing homemaker and supported her children in all their endeavors. Mr. Newland died April 28, 1995.
After her children were grown she returned to her love for art and became a professional artist. With daughter Laura Era, and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, she owned and operated the Troika Gallery in Easton, Maryland. She loved people and she loved painting them well into her advanced years, being very proud of painting three retired Admiral's portraits. Two of them hang at the Naval Academy. As the “Matriarch of Troika” she loved going to the gallery every day until her health declined.
She was a member of the Beckwith United Methodist Church, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Maryland Society of Portraits Painters, Academy Art Museum, Gideon International and a founding member of the Working Artist Forum.
Dorothy is survived by her three children Myra N. Taylor, Laura Era and husband Richard and L. Tate Newland III and his wife Maribeth; grandchildren Myra Bush, Jean Brown, R. Tate Era, L.T. Newland IV and James Newland; great grandchildren Desea Bush, Jayden Bush, Katelyn Brown, Nathan Brown, Summer Era and Finn Era; and special caregivers Libby, Susan, Mia and Heather who the family thanks for their years of loving and compassionate care.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, two sisters Marie Linkins and Georgeanne Curry.
Pallbearers will be Tate Newland, Richard Era, Tate Era, Michael Linkins, LT Newland and James Newland.
A viewing and visitation with the family will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High St., Cambridge, Maryland from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
A committal service will be held at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery Chapel near Hurlock, Maryland beginning 2:00 pm. with Chaplain Joel Beiler and Rev. Tim Poly officiating.
Following the committal will be a reception in honor of Dorothy at the Troika Gallery in Easton
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name can be sent to Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or Beckwith United Methodist Church, c/o Betsy Ewing, 1623 Taylors Island Road, Woolford, MD 21677.
To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
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