Elizabeth A. Egerton, 99, society reporter, homemaker

May 02, 2006

Elizabeth A. Egerton, a former society reporter and homemaker, died April 23 at Roland Park Place, where she had lived for 22 years. She was 99.

"She was just two months shy of turning 100 years old and said she didn't want to be a hundred, so in recent weeks she just stopped eating and drinking," said a nephew, Morton Millard Foster Jr. of the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County.

She was born Elizabeth Adams Foster in Baltimore and raised on Harvest Road in Roland Park. She was a 1926 graduate of Roland Park Country School and two years later married Francis E. Pegram, a Baltimore attorney who died in 1954.

In 1961, she married Dr. Stuart Wilson Egerton, a Baltimore ear, nose and throat specialist who died in 1984.

From 1955 to 1961, Mrs. Egerton was a society reporter for The Sunday Sun, family members said.

A resident of Roland Park Place since 1984, Mrs. Egerton had been a member of the board of the Hampton National Historic Site and was a member of the Society of Colonial Dames of Atlanta. She was a member of the Mount Vernon Club and the Elkridge Club, where she enjoyed playing golf.

Mrs. Egerton was a communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.

Also surviving are two stepdaughters, Martha Egerton Marshall of Baltimore and Katherine Egerton Smith of San Antonio; a brother, Morton Millard Foster Sr. of Cockeysville; and another nephew, Innes Randolph "Pug" Foster of Shrewsbury, Pa.

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