Margaret S. Doub, a homemaker who enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay for 40 years, died in her sleep Monday at her home in the Murray Hill section of Baltimore County. She was 91.
Margaret Simmons, the daughter of a businessman and homemaker, was born in Hagerstown and raised near Oklahoma City.
While living in Oklahoma, Mrs. Doub acquired a lifelong interest in American Indian cultures. When she was 18, family members said, she was inducted into the Kiowa tribe and given the Indian name of Dor-chi-um-gee, which means "Kneel and Pray."
A buckskin wedding dress made by the chief's wife for the induction ceremony is now on display with her Indian collection at the Indian Museum in Lawton, Okla.
In 1937, she returned to Frederick and enrolled at Hood College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in home economics in 1941.
After marrying John C. Doub, a McCormick & Co. executive, in 1942, the couple settled in Ruxton.
She and her husband enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay aboard their 30-foot sloop, Felicity.
Mrs. Doub's interests included collecting antiques, visiting historic homes, bridge and gardening. She was a founding member of the Murray Hill Garden Club. After her husband's death in 2001, she became a world traveler.
She had been a member of the Elkridge Club and Johns Hopkins Club. She was a member for 53 years and a former president of the Woman's Club of Roland Park.
Mrs. Doub was a longtime member and Altar Guild member at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.
Surviving are three sons, John C. Doub Jr. of Marblehead, Mass., James C. Doub of Ruxton and David A. Doub of Andover, Mass.; and four grandchildren.