Lucy Hurley, 90, Office of Aging secretary

October 22, 2003

Lucy Hurley, a retired Maryland Office of Aging secretary, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Hillside Assisted Living in Clarksville. The Arbutus resident was 90.

Lucy Harris was born and raised in Richmond, Va.

She married Ernest Thaw Hurley in 1934, and they moved to Baltimore a decade later. Her husband, a Maryland Port Authority marine superintendent, died in 1984.

After raising a family, Mrs. Hurley began working for the Office on Aging in Baltimore. She retired in 1983 after working there for more than a decade.

Family members said she enjoyed cooking; she was known for her homemade coleslaw and a fruit gelatin salad. She also grew flowers, including purple iris.

Mrs. Hurley was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church in Arbutus.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include a daughter, Carole A. Oden of Arbutus; a brother, William S. Harris of Dallas; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Ernest Wayne Hurley, died in 1973.

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