Jane S. Salter

Homemaker enjoyed ballroom dancing and volunteering in the community.

November 04, 2006

Jane S. Salter, a homemaker who enjoyed ballroom dancing, died of cancer Oct. 28 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Stoneleigh resident was 78.

Born in Manchester, Tenn., she earned a teaching certificate from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She taught in elementary schools in Mississippi and Tennessee before moving to Washington and becoming an FBI secretary.

In Washington, she met Justin Salter. They married in 1953 and moved to Baltimore, where she taught briefly in the city school system. Mr. Salter is a retired manufacturer's representative for building material businesses.

While raising her family, Mrs. Salter was a Girl Scout leader in Stoneleigh and was active in the Stoneleigh Community Association. She also belonged to the parent-teacher associations at Stoneleigh Elementary, Dumbarton Middle and Towson High schools. She performed in the Towson Follies and was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.

She and her husband danced at the Friday Night Swing Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Central Presbyterian Church, 7308 York Road, where she was a member.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Barry W. Salter of Towson; two daughters, Juliette S. Salter and Elizabeth S. Sampsel, both of Towson; a sister, Juliette Robinson of Indianola, Miss.; and four grandchildren.

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