Mary Lamb Ditch Decorative artist

January 21, 1991

Graveside services for Mary Lamb Ditch, a decorative artist and painter, will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Loudon Park Cemetery, 3801 Frederick Ave.

Mrs. Ditch, who was 84, died of a respiratory ailment Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital. She had been a resident of the College Manor nursing home in Lutherville for the past three years.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., the former Mary Lamb Smith attended Goucher College and married Winfield Ditch Jr. in 1927.

She and her husband lived in Baltimore County and the city after their marriage. She was a self-taught artist who specialized in decorative painting and sometimes worked on commission.

She was president of the Halten Garden Club of Baltimore, and her father was a direct descendant of Col. Gideon Lamb, who served in the Continental Army on the staff of Gen. George Washington.

She is survived by two sons, Luther B. Ditch of Towson and W. Scott Ditch of Baltimore; a daughter, Mary Eleanor Patterson of Oxford; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested contributions be made to the Maryland School for the Blind.

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