Dorothy A. Slacum of Cambridge, MD died Monday, November 5, 2007 at Chesapeake Woods Center in Cambridge.
Born in Richmond, Virginia on august 24, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Milton Alley and the late Grace Tucker Alley. She attended Richmond Business College for two years and later worked with the state and federal government offices in Richmond and Washington, D.C
In 1948, she married Norman Carter Slacum and moved to Cambridge in 1949 to raise a family. He died in 1977.
Mrs. Slacum’s community involvements have been extensive during her years in Cambridge. She served as the executive director of the American Red Cross in Cambridge. She owned and operated the Peppermint Tree, a children's boutique in Cambridge. Mrs. Slacum was a charter member and first president of the Quota International of Cambridge and remained an active member of the club for thirty-nine years. Since 1956, Mrs. Slacum had been an active member of the Dorchester General Auxillary, where she served in various leadership capacities in the organization. She also served on the board of directors of the United Way of Dorchester County. Mrs. Slacum was a past member of the Cambridge Democratic Club, the Cambridge Yacht Club and the Cambridge Country Club. More recently she was an active member of the Dorchester Garden Club. She was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church in Cambridge.
Mrs. Slacum is survived by her son Norman McDonald Slacum of Cambridge and her daughter, Lynda Freeman and her husband Robert of Salisbury, MD. She is also survived by her granddaughter Allyson Minor and her husband Ryan of Salisbury, MD and a great granddaughter Reagan Ashley Minor.
Mrs. Slacum was preceded in death by her husband Norman Carter Slacum and her granddaughter Ashley Carter Phillips who died in 1990.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Sheila McJilton of St. Philips Episcopal Church, Laurel, MD. Inurnment will follow at a later date in Old Trinity Church Cemetery, Church Creek, MD.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Slacum's memory to Quota International of Cambridge, P.O. Box 1236, Cambridge, Maryland 21613 or the Dorchester County Humane Society, 4930 Bucktown Rd., Cambridge, Maryland 21613.