Lydia Montague Wells, homemaker

March 09, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Lydia M. Wells, a homemaker and longtime Stoneleigh resident, died Wednesday at Manor Care Ruxton. She was 91.

Lydia Montague Jones, the daughter of a cotton merchant, was born in Charlotte, N.C., and raised in Atlanta. She was educated at a private academy, family members said.

In 1937, she married William J. Wells Jr., a reporter and editor for The Sun and The Evening Sun. At the time of his 1973 retirement after a 45-year career with the newspapers, he was senior makeup editor of the evening paper.

Mr. Wells died in 1994.

Mrs. Wells, who lived in her Kenleigh Road home for 70 years, was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1812 Society and the Colonial Dames of America.

She was also a member of the Flag House, English Speaking Union, Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Woman's Exchange.

Mrs. Wells was a communicant for 70 years of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday.

Surviving are a son, William J. Wells III of Manheim, Germany; a daughter, Anne M. Meade of West Chester, Pa.; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

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