Dolores Lorraine Wampler of Rosedale, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 77. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles Wampler; her sons, Charles Wampler Jr (wife Teresa) and Greg Wampler (wife Shawn); grandchildren Shannon (husband Andrew), Melissa (husband William), John, and Ryan and great-grandchildren Athena, Alexia, Luna, and Ellie; brothers Carl and John.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alice Maxwell and Frank Wayer; brothers Bobby, Richard, Vernon, and Roy; sister Ocea and Loretta.
Dolores was devoted to her family. She raised two sons with love, care, and attention, making it through hard times with grace and her ever-present positive attitude. Dolores, Charles, and their sons loved to laugh and play jokes on each other. But she was not content to just be a wonderful mother; when her grandchildren were born, Dolores became a truly perfect grandmother. The kind of grandma that rolled around on the floor and played cars with you and did the messiest crafts, with extra glitter and paint. She still didn’t stop there- Dolores was also an incredible great-grandmother, the kind who buys fairy wings and creates a secret fairy garden in her backyard so you can play in the dirt and flowers together.
In addition to her family, Dolores loved the Ravens, the Orioles, Elvis Presley, and her hometown of Baltimore. She was always a Canton girl at heart and had wonderful memories all around the city, from watching movies with her beloved friend and sister-in-law Polly at the Grand Theatre to cheering for her sons as they played sports in Patterson Park.
In her later years, Dolores proved to us all that it’s never too late to learn a new skill or hobby. She became a great gardener, and with her husband created a garden that was the stuff of magical childhood stories. She also took art classes and became a gifted artist, with beautiful drawings of flowers, birds, and anything that caught her eye.
Dolores is the truest example of unconditional love her family has ever known. We never doubted for a second that she would love us, and do anything for us, no matter what. Dolores left absolutely no room for doubt. She told us every day, every time we saw her, how much she loved us.
Visiting hours will be held at Cvach/Rosedale Funeral Home 1211 Chesaco Ave. Rosedale, MD 21237 on Monday November 21, 2022, from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital.
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