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Doris Loraine Horstkamp, 90, of Chesapeake Beach died Jan. 7, 2013, at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick.
She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Roanoke, Va., to George W. and Annie Marie (Long) Gibbs. She was educated in Roanoke schools and, after graduation, moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed as a secretary. She married Thomas E. Horstkamp on Aug. 22, 1941, in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. The couple resided in the District, where they raised their family. At the age of 60, she went back to work as an office manager for Prime Electric, a family electrical contracting business. She moved to Chesapeake Beach after her husband died in 2008. She attended St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach. She was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed designing and sewing clothes, but she was mainly a devoted and dedicated wife and mother.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas E. Horstkamp Jr. and his wife, Susette, of Greenbelt, James D. Horstkamp and his wife, Kathleen, of Silver Spring and Michael K. Horstkamp and his partner, Michael Parrish, of Chesapeake Beach; grandchildren, Beth Fricke and her husband, David, Tracy Hahn and her husband, Phil, James Horstkamp and his wife, Hana, Thomas E. Horstkamp III and his wife, Donna, and Karen Isailovic and her husband, Victor; and great-grandchildren, Daniel, Zachary, Christopher, Katie, Ana, Jake, Madeline, Marion, David, Luke, Nick, Henry and Ava.
Family received friends Jan. 10 at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 11, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach.
Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burnett-Calvert Hospice House, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.