The Baltimore Sun
December 8, 2000

Dorothy Laura Schulze, 83, artist, 1934 Miss Maryland

Dorothy Laura Lucinda Schulze, a former Miss Maryland, artist and funeral home receptionist, died Saturday at Franklin Square Hospital Center from complications from a fall in her apartment at Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville. She was 83.

Until she moved to the retirement community several years ago, Mrs. Schulze lived for 38 years on Ivy Hill Road in Cockeysville.

She was a receptionist for 15 years at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, until retiring in 1995.

Born in Salisbury and raised in Bolton Hill, the former Dorothy Laura Lucinda Dennis was a graduate of Western High School. A former Miss Baltimore, she was selected Miss Maryland in 1934 and represented the state at the Miss America beauty pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

A graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Mrs. Schulze painted landscapes and portraits in oils and watercolors in a studio in her home. She also created ceramics.

Her work was shown at art galleries in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore.

In 1938, she married R. Burt Schulze, who survives.

Services were held Tuesday at Towson United Methodist Church where she had been an active member and belonged to study groups.

Mrs. Schulze also is survived by three sons, the Rev. Richard Dennis Schulze of Monkton, Ronald B. Schulze of Ocean Pines and Jeffrey L. Schulze of New Freedom, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.