Mary Louise Leonard, 86, homemaker, artist, model

April 09, 2000

Mary Louise Leonard, a homemaker and artist, died Thursday of cancer at her North Baltimore residence. She was 86.

A 1933 graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Mrs. Leonard continued painting into her early 80s. Working In oils, she painted portraits and landscapes.

Born Mary Louise Glibert and raised in Roland Park, she graduated from Roland Park Country School in 1931. She was married in the mid-1930s to David Burke Leonard, a Baltimore developer. He died in 1985.

During the late 1930s and into the early '40s, Mrs. Leonard worked as a photographers' model for Hutzler's department store in Baltimore.

She was a longtime communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara L, Daugherty of Riderwood and Bonnie L. Nauman of Stoneleigh; two brothers, Harry E. Gilbert, Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., and C. Gordon Gilbert of Towson; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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