Nancy Carol (Bolen) Dinsmore

Born: Sun., Sep. 8, 1929
Died: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019


Visitation

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home


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Nancy Carol Dinsmore 90, of Hagerstown, MD passed away peacefully, Sunday December 1, 2019. Born September 8, 1929 in Danville, VA.  She was the daughter of Ellis B. Bolen and Mary Bolen-Jones (Evans), wife of Charles N. Dinsmore (deceased) and is survived by Step Granddaughter Jennifer Williams of Glen Burnie, MD, Step Grandson Derek Hasselhoff of Towson, MD,  Bunny her companion cat, and a large entourage of close friends.
Nancy graduated from Glen Allen High School Glen Allen, VA  on June 11, 1947.  She than moved to Catonsville, MD where she met her future husband Charles Dinsmore (Norman). Nancy and Norman lived outside Baltimore in Catonsville, MD for many years. One day in 1979 they decided to move to their country cabin in the woods in the hills south of Boonsboro.
Nancy was a very independent woman whom took care of things herself. Being a very friendly person, she had a group of loyal friends that would help her out here and there. Yet for the most part, Nancy took matters into her own hands and, through persistence, made ends meet. Nancy was a charitable gal too. She'd help out those she could with kindness and finess.
Always a happy person, she always greeted one with a smile. Nancy loved adventure, went on several cruises, traveled extensively on local road trips and would go to the Big Apple, New York City for New Years Day. An avid Orioles fan, Nancy enjoyed days at Orioles Park watching her home team.  An active member of several benevolent organizations she enjoyed an afternoon at her Elks Lodge 378, American Legion and/or AmVets playing pull-tabs, as well as at Bonanzas and crab feeds.  A lucky gal, she always seemed to get the right 'holder'  and was often the prize winner. Nancy loved to have a glass of wine every day, perhaps that is the secret to the happy long life she lived.
She absolutely loved spending nice days sitting outside in her screened in porch where she read many a book, worked on  crossword puzzles or simply watched the birds which she always put food out for.  On warm summer days you would find her with her friends eating crabs in her screened in porch.
She had a passion for animals and shared her life with dogs and cats.  Somehow the hungry stray cat knew which door to meow at. Her last cat named Bunny was a wonderful companion for Nancy.  They were inseparable. Bunny has a new home and is being well taken care of.
She cared deeply for her family and friends and stayed in touch with her friends and family from Danville and Richmond, VA as well as the Catonsville, MD area.
Memorial to be held at Donald Thompson Funeral Home at 31 E Main Street, MIddletown, MD 21769 on Saturday December 14, 2019 from 1-3 pm.  Casual attire.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740 phone number 301-733-2060.

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