Helen B. Spurrier, 91, Roland Park Country teacher...

June 22, 2000

Helen B. Spurrier, 91, Roland Park Country teacher

Helen "Bee" Brewington Spurrier, a librarian and teacher at Roland Park Country School for nearly 20 years, died June 14 of heart failure at Roland Park Place retirement community. She was 91.

Mrs. Spurrier, who was an active member of the residents' council at the retirement community, was on the executive boards of civic organizations such as the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Maryland chapter of the English Speaking Union.

Born Helen Estelle Finn and raised in Forest Park, Mrs. Spurrier was a 1926 graduate of Forest Park High School.

After leaving the Roland Park school in 1965, she worked as a social director at Downs & Lycett stationery until 1972.

She was married to E. Walton Brewington, who died in 1953. In 1972, she married George W. Spurrier, a retired vice president of Maryland National Bank, who died in 1989.

Mrs. Spurrier was a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

She was a 50-year member of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where a memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. July 8.

Mrs. Spurrier is survived by three daughters, Lynn Havard of Timonium, Gail O'Donovan of Ruxton, and Sue Schier of Yarmouth, Maine; a brother, Andrew Finn Jr. of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mark P. Jenkins Jr., 17, Loyola Blakefield student

Mark P. Jenkins Jr., a student at Loyola Blakefield, died Monday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered Saturday night in an automobile accident in Baltimore County. He was 17 and lived in Towson.

Mr. Jenkins, who would have been a senior in the fall at the Towson preparatory school, was on the school's junior varsity ice hockey team and was a member of the Baltimore Youth Hockey Travel Team. He also was a member of Loyola's track and field team.

An athletic young man who liked rugged outdoor sports, he enjoyed his family's annual ski trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., and liked snowboarding and skateboarding.

"He was ... fun-loving and a thrill-seeker," his mother, Dr. Adrienne Jenkins, said yesterday.

He was in his third year as a lifeguard for the American Pool Co., and was assigned to the Ramada Inn in Towson.

Mr. Jenkins, who planned to study architecture at West Virginia University, was a member of the Loyola hospitality committee, which greeted parents and prospective students at school open houses.

"We are very saddened, and our hearts go out to the families," said Kelly Finney, school spokesman and executive director of Loyola Blakefield's development office.

Mr. Jenkins, who was born and raised in Towson and attended Stoneleigh Elementary School, had been active in Scouting in earlier years.

He enjoyed drawing and sculpting and collected gemstones, rocks and foreign coins.

He was a communicant of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, York and Overbrook roads, Rodgers Forge, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his father, Dr. Mark P. Jenkins Sr.; a sister, Trevi G. Jenkins, at home; his paternal grandparents, J. Calvin Jenkins and Sally Catherine Jenkins of Stoneleigh; his maternal grandmother, Ede Cook of Parkville; and eight cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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