Lynda Belcher, 94, gardener, homemakerLynda Belcher, a...

October 26, 1998

Lynda Belcher, 94, gardener, homemaker

Lynda Belcher, a lifelong gardener who was well-known in Cockeysville for her homemade raspberry jam, died Saturday at Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley at age 94.

The former Lynda Davey was a native of Lynn, Mass., who moved to the Baltimore area with her husband, Horace Belcher, shortly after they married in 1924. For 40 years, they lived at Lynnwood Farms on Falls Road, in a house Mr. Belcher built.

For decades, the couple sold evergreen trees, flowering plants, raspberries and raspberry jam from a small stand along Falls Road.

Mrs. Belcher was a homemaker for most of her life. After raising her children, she worked as a volunteer nurse's aide at Maryland Masonic Home. She was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cockeysville.

A memorial service was to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Masonic Home, where the Belchers lived for the past nine years.

In addition to her husband of 74 years, Mrs. Belcher is survived by two sons, Thomas D. Belcher of Baltimore and Horace E. Belcher Jr. of Cockeysville; a daughter, Aida L. Knutson of Kensett, Iowa; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Pub Date: 10/26/98

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