Jeanne M. Hammond, homemaker

She was a longtime volunteer

August 30, 2012|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Jeanne M. Hammond, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Aug. 25 of congestive heart failure at her Glyndon home. She was 87.

The daughter of a builder and a homemaker, Jeanne Monroe Wales was born, raised and lived her entire life in Glyndon.

"She was born at home and delivered by Dr. T. Rowe Price, who was the father of the financial expert," said a son, Roy Hammond of Glyndon.

"She lived on Central Avenue in Glyndon her entire life," said another son, James Hammond of Westminster.

After graduating in 1941 from Franklin High School, Mrs. Hammond was employed as an office worker at United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and the Chesapeake & Potomac Co., where she worked as an office administrator until leaving in 1954 to raise her children.

She was married in 1947 to Charles Louis Hammond Jr., a manufacturers' buyer who died in 2008.

Mrs. Hammond volunteered at the Reisterstown Community Crisis Center for more than 12 years and at the Mission of Mercy.

She was an active member of Glyndon United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Glyndon Community Association, Historic Glyndon and the Franklin Garden Club.

Mrs. Hammond was an avid bridge player and enjoyed listening to broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and attending the Baltimore Opera Company. She also liked flower gardening.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Eckhardt Funeral Home, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

Mrs. Hammond is survived by another son, Roy Hammond of Glyndon; a daughter, Joyce Patten of Davidsonville; and two grandsons.

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