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Doris May Rawlings Alder

February 2, 1927 ~ January 9, 2022 (age 94)

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Doris Rawlings Alder, 94, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2022. She was born on February 2, 1927, to James and Helen Rawlings, in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from Western High School in 1945 and subsequently married the late Charles Gibbs Alder in 1951. They had two children, Jo Anne Alder Materkowski and Scott Rawlings Alder.

Doris worked for many years as a legal administrative assistant and later for Howard County Government. She and Charles enjoyed travels within the United States as well as England, the Netherlands, and Germany. Her greatest delight was actively participating in family activities and adventures with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Jo Anne and Scott and his wife Karen; grandchildren Michelle von Brockdorff and her husband Eric, Matthew Materkowski and his wife Fran, Gregory Materkowski and his wife Taylor, and Brandon Alder; great-grandchildren Cai von Brockdorff, Cole von Brockdorff, and Wylie Materkowski; and brother Joseph E. Rawlings and his wife Norma. Doris was predeceased by son-in-law Michael Materkowski.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Interment is private

Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
2150 Mt. View Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104


Alzheimer's Association

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