Dorothy Payne Udoff, 98, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away on Saturday evening, June 18, 2016 at Mallard Bay Care Center, Cambridge with her family by her side.
Born on June 20, 1917 in Cambridge, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Ruth Sewall Payne and Percy Powell Payne.
Dorothy attended the local schools and received her high school diploma. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree at the American University College in Washington DC.
Dorothy married David R. Book and they had two sons. In 1966 she married Frank Udoff. They made their home in Baltimore for many years before moving back to the Eastern Shore to raise their family. Frank died in 1997.
Dorothy was a lifetime member of the Zion United Methodist Church, Cambridge Yacht Club, Dorchester General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Dorchester County Historical Society. She loved to volunteer at the Cambridge Library and the Robin Hood Shop. Her favorite hobbies were playing bridge with her lady friends, talking politics and working in her flower garden. Dorothy will truly be missed by her family and friends.
Surviving her are two sons David D. Book (Devy) of California and Jay R. Book and wife Debi of Cambridge; granddaughters Cassie Jones and husband Wes and Tracy Pete both of Cambridge; great grandchildren Scotty Moxey and wife Christy of California, Cody Moxey, Bryce Jones, Kyle Jones, Alexis Pete and Reid Jones all of Cambridge; special friends Trudy Kesseler and Joseph Chester.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were two sisters Peggy and Nancy Payne.
A private graveside funeral service will be held in the East New Market Cemetery with family.
Officiating will be Pastor Dale Krotee.
Dorothy's family will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Dorothy can be sent to Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 554, Cambridge, MD 21613, Dorchester County Historical Society, 901 LaGrange Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613 or Salvation Army Family Store, 704 Cambridge Plaza, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
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