Walker L. Boynton, 68, Army officer, youth directorWalker...

December 03, 1997

Walker L. Boynton, 68, Army officer, youth director

Walker L. Boynton, a retired Army officer who directed youth programs, died Nov. 23 of a cerebral hemorrhage at Union Memorial Hospital. The Columbia resident was 68.

Mr. Boynton was youth director at Brunswick Columbia Bowling Lane from 1975 until 1995.

He joined the Army in 1953 and served as an intelligence officer in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was decorated with the Bronze Star and discharged with the rank of colonel in 1975.

Mr. Boynton was born and raised in Detroit. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1953 from Central State College in Ohio and a master's degree in education and counseling from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., in 1967.

Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City, with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Nell Suggs; a son, Brian L. Boynton of Golden, Colo.; two brothers, Lester Boynton and Donald Boynton, both of Detroit; a stepson, Rodney D. Hood of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.

Edna O. Bee, 100, cook for area families

Edna O. Bee, a retired cook who encouraged family members to get an education and buy a house, died in her sleep Sunday at her home in Ophelia, Va. She was 100.

Mrs. Bee, who had been a cook for Baltimore-area families and lived in a North Fremont Avenue rowhouse for 50 years, returned to her native Virginia in 1972.

"She was a very benevolent person," said Frank Conaway, a grand-nephew who lives in Northwest Baltimore. "She wouldn't loan money for foolishness but she would help family members get an education or buy a home."

The former Edna Hudnall was born and raised in Northumberland County, where her father owned and managed a 100-acre farm. She was a graduate of high school there and moved to Baltimore in 1920 to find work.

She was married in 1921 to William McKinley Bee, who died in 1973. The couple had no children.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Lillian, Va.

She is survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Zachary Jaquett, 69, Industrial Acoustics official

Zachary Jaquett, a former Maryland resident and retired director of communications for Industrial Acoustics Co. in New York, died of complications from diabetes Nov. 25 at his home there. He was 69.

Mr. Jaquett, a longtime resident of New York, was born in Philadelphia and moved to Maryland in childhood. He was a graduate of Sudlersville High School and Western Maryland College, and served in the Army after the Korean War.

After leaving the service, he settled in Church Hill on the Eastern Shore and taught for several years at nearby Centreville High School. He lived in Baltimore and worked for Ellicott Corp. in the 1960s, and moved to New York in 1967.

Services were held Saturday in Church Hill.

Mr. Jaquett is survived by three cousins, Linda Everett Green of Snow Hill and Helen Everett and Lainey Everett Webb, both of Sudlersville.

Robert F. Zell, 54, state highway worker

Robert F. Zell, a Baltimore native and state highway worker for 34 years, died in an accident Nov. 17 while working with heavy equipment in St. Cloud, Fla. He was 54.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Zell graduated from Edmondson High School in 1961 and became a state highway construction worker. He moved to St. Cloud in 1995, where he also worked in construction.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Second xTC English Lutheran Church, 5010 Briarcliff Road in Southwest Baltimore.

Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon Wheatley, whom he married in 1969; a son, Robert F. Zell Jr. of Owings Mills; a daughter, Deborah Wolf of Ellicott City; and his mother, Margaret C. Zell of Catonsville.

Pub Date: 12/03/97

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