Elsie H. Rairigh, a resident of Homeland and an active member of civic organizations who worked briefly as a transcriber for the Maryland Casualty Co., died of pneumonia Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital.
Services for Mrs. Rairigh, who was 88, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.
She had lived 46 years in north Baltimore and enjoyed playing bridge with neighbors. She was a member of the Homeland Three Arts Club, the community garden club and the Baltimore Country Club.
Mrs. Rairigh also enjoyed classical music and was a member of the Maryland Federation of Music Clubs, the Baltimore Opera Guild and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
The former Elsie Hobson was born and educated in Baltimore. She worked several years as a transcriber for the Maryland Casualty Co. before marrying Blair W. Rairigh, the owner of an industrial machine company, in 1928.
The couple had a son, Wilson W. Rairigh, and later settled in Homeland. Mrs. Rairigh's husband died in 1964, and her son died in 1978.
Mrs. Rairigh's survivors include a granddaughter, Melinda Lewis of Phoenix; a grandson, Gregg Rairigh of Homeland; and her former daughter-in-law, Jill Strudwick of Roland Park.