From a contemporary press report:
Dolores M. Kervick, 84, a World War II Army Nurse who treated battle casualties at hospitals in England and Germany, died December 1, 2002, at Prince William Hospital after a stroke suffered at her Manassas, Virginia, home.
She was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, and graduated from New England Baptist School of Nursing. She accompanied her husband, Army Colonel William L. Kervick Jr., to military posts in the United States and Germany when he was on active duty. He died in 1987.
Mrs. Kervick first came to the Washington area in the 1950s and lived in Alexandria. She had lived in Manassas for the past 35 years. She was a gardener, baker and bowler and a member of the Lomand Lassies bowling team in Manassas.
Survivors include four children, Barbara Cole of Alexandria, William L. Kervick III of Manassas, Susan A. Kervick of Woodbridge and Mary Anne Base of Spotsylvania; a brother; and six grandchildren.
Dolores M. Kervick
On December 1, 2002, preceded in death by her husband, Cololonel William L. Kervick, Jr., USA (Ret.). Survived by her children, Barbara K. (William) Cole, Alexandria, Virginia; William L. Kervick, III, Manassas, Virginia; Susan A. Kervick, Woodbridge, Virginia and Mary Anne (R. Michael) Base, Spotsylvania, Virginia.; brother Reginald Edwards, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held with full military honors at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at Fort Myer Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions may be made in the name of DOLORES EDWARDS KERVICK to the Nursing Fund, New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120.
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