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Emilie B.K. Crown

February 6, 2017

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Emilie Baldwin Knapp Crown of Derwood, Maryland died February 6, 2017. Emilie was born February 28, 1952 in Washington, DC to Harold and Barbara Knapp of Germantown, Maryland.

She attended Cedar Grove Elementary School, Damascus High School, and Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield Massachusetts. She graduated from Goucher College in 1973, and received her nursing degree from Montgomery College in 1979.

She worked for more than 20 years as an emergency nurse at Montgomery General Hospital and Shady Grove Hospital. She then became program manager of Montgomery County's car seat program and co-coordinator for Safe Kids Montgomery County. Keeping children safe was Emilie's lifetime passion. A passionate and effective advocate for child car safety, she received numerous awards for her child safety work, most recently the 2016 Emergency Nurses Association award for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention.

Emilie is survived by her loving husband of 37 years Monty Crown of Derwood, Maryland; mother Barbara Knapp of Germantown, Maryland; sons Matthew Wolpert (Kate) of Ogden, Utah and Christopher Crown (Ellen) of Jefferson, Maryland; brother Gunnar Knapp and sister Kristina Schwarz; beloved grandchildren Brooke and Benjamin Crown; former husband Scott Wolpert of Kensington, Maryland; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday February 11 at the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Activities Center, 10211 Lewis Drive, Damascus, Maryland. Donations in memory of Emilie Crown may be made to Safe Kids Worldwide .

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