Nancy G. Manger

Age 89 Watercolor artist was avid golfer.

July 24, 2008|By JACQUES KELLY

Nancy Galloway Manger, a watercolor artist who also worked in real estate in the 1950s, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Monday at Woodlands Assisted Living in Middle River. The longtime Towson resident was 89.

Born Nancy Edmunds Galloway in Baltimore and raised in Windsor Hills, she was a 1937 graduate of Forest Park High School.

An amateur artist in her teens, Mrs. Manger had once considered a career in art, but she put those ambitions on hold to raise a family and pursue other interests.

In the 1950s, she was secretary of the Society of Mayflower Descendants of Maryland. She was a descendant of John Howland, an early Massachusetts settler.

An avid golfer, she was a charter member and several times president of the Pine Ridge Women's Golf Association at the Loch Raven watershed during the 1950s and 1960s.

During that period, Mrs. Manger worked as a real estate agent for Gaylord Brooks & Co. in Govans and later in Towson. In 1980, Mrs. Manger took watercolor classes at Essex Community College and at Towson University. She exhibited work at local art galleries.

She was a breast cancer survivor and painted pink lilies in watercolors that she donated to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road in Parkville.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Clarence Philip Manger, a retired grain merchant; two sons, Philip Roy Manger of Cockeysville and Donald Edmunds Manger of Columbia; a brother, Jennis Roy Galloway of Easton; and three grandchildren.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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