Mary Lamb Ditch

January 21, 1991

Mary Lamb Ditch, a decorative artist and painter, 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.

Graveside services for Mrs. Ditch, who was 84, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Loudon Park Cemetery, 3801 Frederick Ave.

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.

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 that contributions be made to the Maryland School for the Blind.

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