Elizabeth Grove, 71

Realtor and homemaker

May 02, 2007

Elizabeth P. Grove, a musician and homemaker who formerly worked in real estate sales, died of heart failure Friday at Top Gallant, her Cockeysville home. She was 71.

Elizabeth Patterson Martien was born in Baltimore and raised in the Hampton section of Baltimore County. She was a 1953 graduate of Roland Park Country School, where she was president of the Athletic Association and played field hockey.

She attended Hollins College and the Sorbonne.

She was married in 1955 to Alain Khoundadze and lived in Paris until her divorce in 1968, when she returned to Baltimore.

While living in Paris, Mrs. Grove was a co-founder of the Association of American Wives Married to Europeans.

Mrs. Grove worked for more than 20 years in sales for Industrial Realty Co., which had been established by her father. She retired in the mid-1990s.

Mrs. Grove was a pianist who had studied at the Peabody Conservatory.

She attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church in downtown Baltimore.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Churchville Presbyterian Church, 2844 Churchville Road in Churchville.

Surviving are her husband of four years, William Crichton Grove, a retired Citibank vice president; two sons, Phillip Martien of Finksburg and Peter Khoundadze of Normandy, France; her mother, Helen Patterson Martien of San Jose, Calif.; her stepmother, Alma Martien Bond of Oxford; a brother, Carey Martien of Riderwood; two half-sisters, Anne Martien of Cockeysville and Katherine Martien Sullivan of Boston; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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