Lucy Wharton Detig, age 60, of Waldorf died February 18, 2012, of breast cancer metastasis at home under hospice care.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond F. Detig of Waldorf; her children Lisa M. Detig of San Diego, CA and Justin W. Detig of York, PA; and her sister Letty W. Gray (Richard A. Gray) of Montoursville, PA.
Born April 7, 1951 in Williamsport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Wharton and the late Marie Wharton.
Mrs. Detig attended Pennsylvania State University after high school. Following her marriage in 1973, she lived in New Jersey and Texas prior to settling in Waldorf in 1981. Mrs. Detig worked with the Charles County Public Schools for 28 years, beginning as a volunteer in her children’s classrooms in 1982. She joined the Charles County Adult Education Program in 1987 where she most recently spent 11 years as an adult education instructional specialist at the Lifelong Learning Center. Her favorite hobbies were spending time at the beach, reading, and fostering kittens (101) for the Charles County Humane Society. She is remembered for her love of animals, especially dogs and cats, and for her strength, positive energy and compassion.
A private burial will take place at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf. A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church of Waldorf and officiated by Father Eamon Dignan. A life celebration will follow immediately thereafter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles County Humane Society, 71 Industrial Park Drive, P.O. Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604 or to Hospice of Charles County, Inc., 105 LaGrange Avenue, PO Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646.