Jean de Roulhac Moxley, a homemaker and former teacher, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of circulatory complications and polymyositis, a rare muscular disorder. The Ellicott City resident was 75.
A teacher at Catonsville and Howard high schools in the 1950s, she was an active member and former president of the Split Rail Garden Club in Howard County, through which she worked with senior citizens on craft projects.
She also had a home in northern Maine where she watched birds, went ice fishing and hunted bear and wildfowl.
Born in Phoenix, Ariz., the former Jean de Roulhac received a degree in art and modern dance from Arizona State University. In her senior year, she was a finalist in the 1949 Miss Arizona pageant.
In 1950, she married Robert R. Moxley, a Howard County real estate broker who helped assemble the land that is now Columbia. He survives her.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City.
She is also survived by a son, David Wayne Moxley of Walkersville; a daughter, Karen Lynn Moxley of Ellicott City; two brothers, Joseph Luther de Roulhac and Kenneth Wozencraft de Roulhac, both of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and a sister, Connie Elizabeth McFaddin of Ellicott City.