Troyce Gray Smith, 86, NSA analystTroyce Gray Smith, a...

April 14, 1997

Troyce Gray Smith, 86, NSA analyst

Troyce Gray Smith, a retired National Security Agency analyst, died of a stroke April 5 at Franklin Square Hospital. She was 86 and, since last year, lived at Oak Crest retirement community in Baltimore County.

Previously, she lived in Heritage Harbour community in Annapolis for 16 years.

She worked for NSA for about 25 years and retired in 1970.

The Louisiana native grew up in New Orleans and attended Tulane University.

In 1944, she married Roderick Lowell Smith, who worked for the U.S. Department of State. The couple lived in Virginia before moving to Maryland in 1958.

She was a member of the Wom- en's Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, and was a past president of the Annapolis Rotary Club's Inner Wheel.

She belonged to Calvary United Methodist Church, 3939 Gamber Road in Gamber, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Roderick Blair Smith of Edgewater and Scott Smith of Bethesda; and two grandsons.

Mary M. McLaughlin, 102, Baltimore saleswoman

Mary Magdalen McLaughlin, a retired saleswoman, died Saturday at 102 at the Mallard Bay nursing home in Cambridge.

She moved to Mallard Bay about six years ago after living for decades at Westminster Apartments in Baltimore.

During the Depression, she became a saleswoman at the old W. T. Grant & Co. store on Lexington Street. She worked there for 30 years.

She was born Mary Chance on Aug. 13, 1894, in Queenstown and graduated from high school before coming to Baltimore when she was 20.

Soon afterward, she married James McLaughlin and they settled in Catonsville. After he died in 1964, she moved to Westminster Apartments.

The couple had no children, but Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by several nieces and nephews.

"She did a lot of walking," said a niece, Jane Reed of Trappe. "She would go to Harborplace and to all of the festivals downtown. She was a real walker."

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Queenstown.

Pub Date: 4/14/97

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