Eugene G. Fouse, 88 land bank president

Fern M. Hayes, 76, bank personnel director

January 11, 2003

Eugene G. Fouse, 88 land bank president

Eugene G. Fouse, former president of a federal bank, died Tuesday of complications from a circulatory ailment at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Towson resident was 88.

He moved to Baltimore 53 years ago when he was named vice president of the Federal Land Bank at St. Paul and 24th streets in Charles Village. He later served as its president before retiring about 25 years ago.

Born in Clover Creek, Pa., Mr. Fouse was a graduate of Morrison's Cove High School in Martinsburg, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University.

He was a former elder and choir member of the Hamilton Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4815 Hamilton Ave.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, the former Evangeline Layfield; four sons, the Rev. Terry Fouse of Yardville, Pa., the Rev. Richard Fouse of Scottsdale, Ariz., Ronald A. Fouse of Owings Mills and Robert G. Fouse of Milford, N.J.; three daughters, Sally A. Chow of Mobile Ala., Virginia Rein of Towson and Jane Langley of Fairfax, Va.; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Fouse survived two previous wives.

Fern M. Hayes, 76, bank personnel director

Fern M. Hayes, a retired personnel director for the Union Trust Co. of Maryland and a former Lochearn resident, died of a heart attack Monday at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was 76.

Born Fern Ernstberger in Baltimore and raised on West North Avenue, Mrs. Hayes was a 1944 graduate of Western High School. She worked from 1944 to 1946 as a bookkeeper for the National Central Bank in Baltimore.

She joined Union Trust Co. of Maryland in 1952, rising from teller to become the bank's personnel director. She retired in 1986.

Mrs. Hayes lived in Rehoboth Beach, Del., since 1986, where she was a member of the Sussex Gardeners, Rehoboth Art League and Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. She also was an active member of the Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association and the Village Improvement Association.

She was an avid rose gardener and reader, and also enjoyed collecting seashells.

Mrs. Hayes was predeceased by four husbands: Frank B. Budgen, W. Brinton Jones, Jack Morgan and Harold B. Hayes.

She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del., where services will be held at 1 p.m. today.

Mrs. Hayes is survived by a daughter, Lynne F. Hoback of Bel Air, and five grandchildren. Her son, F. Lee Budgen, died in 1983.

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