Nancy F. Reeder, homemaker

She was also a volunteer

  • Nancy F. Reeder
Nancy F. Reeder (Baltimore Sun )
January 21, 2013|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Nancy F. Reeder, a homemaker and volunteer, died Jan. 3 of multiple organ failure at her winter home in Wellington, Fla. She was 93.

The daughter of a banker and a homemaker, Nancy Hardcastle Fisher was born and raised in Ruxton.

Mrs. Reeder was descended from Thomas McKean, a governor of Pennsylvania and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Edward Lloyd and Henry Lloyd, governors of Maryland, said a daughter, Ellen Dryden Reeder of Monkton.

She attended the Greenwood School and Roland Park Country School. At the time of her marriage in 1942 to Oliver Howard Reeder, she was working in a shop in Ruxton.

During the Korean War, Mrs. Reeder was co-chairman of Branch No. 2 of the Red Cross. She subsequently volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital and Church Home and Hospital.

Mrs. Reeder, who also maintained a home in Dulaney Valley, was a member of the Mount Vernon Club, Elkridge Club, Gibson Island Club and the Garden Club of Twenty.

Mrs. Reeder and her husband were avid sailors. They sailed their boat to Nova Scotia, as well as in Norway and France. They were members of the New York Yacht Club.

Mrs. Reeder was an active member of Colonial Dames of America Chapter One and the Society of the Daughters of Holland Dames.

Mrs. Reeder, who enjoyed collecting Maryland silver and antiques, also collected china. She was a member of the Maryland Preservation Trust and the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage.

She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton.

Services are private.

Mrs. Reeder is survived by another daughter, Nancy Reeder-el-Bouhali of Bedford Hills, N.Y.; and a granddaughter. Her husband died in 2006.

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