Katharine deVilliers-Chubet, 89, model

June 02, 2006

Katharine K. deVilliers-Chubet, a homemaker and former model, died of a stroke Saturday at Roland Park Place. She was 89.

Born Katharine Knapp in Baltimore, she was raised at Hilton, her family's Catonsville estate - now the site of the Community College of Baltimore County - and at her grandfather's North Charles Street home, now the Brass Elephant restaurant.

Family members said she was educated at private and finishing schools and made her society debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1934. She later modeled for the Hutzler's and Hochschild Kohn department stores.

In 1941, she married David H. deVilliers, owner of Moldcraft Inc., who died in 1975. Her husband of four years, John P. Chubet III, a retired textile executive, died in 1993.

Mrs. deVilliers-Chubet lived in North Baltimore and Key Largo, Fla. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Baltimore County Club, where she held the nine-hole championship for most tournament victories. She was also a member of the L'Hirondelle Club in Ruxton.

Services were yesterday.

She is survived by a son, David H. deVilliers Jr. of Lutherville, and two grandsons.

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