Alicia I. Floyd, homemaker

She was a volunteer with the Humane Society and Pets on Wheels

December 20, 2013|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Alicia I. Floyd, a homemaker and volunteer, died Dec. 13 of Alzheimer's disease at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 75.

The daughter of George Dudley Iverson IV and Gertrude Rausch Iverson, the former Alicia Lee Iverson was born in Baltimore. After the death of her mother, she moved with her father and stepmother, Julia Goldsborough, to Burleigh Manor, the historic Howard County estate that dates to the 1700s.

She was a 1956 graduate of Garrison Forest School and made her debut that year at the Bachelors Cotillon.

After her marriage in 1959 to George R. Floyd, the couple moved into Burleigh Cottage, which also dates to the 1700s and had once been a log cabin and a hunting lodge. The cottage and its 6-acre lot are adjacent to Burleigh Manor.

"Equally at home working in a barn or elegantly dressed for a ball, Alicia was genuine, unaffected and ever true to herself," said her husband, a stockbroker with Brown Advisory in Baltimore.

Mrs. Floyd, who had lived a Brightwood for the past year, was an active member of the Baltimore Assembly and had been a member of the Mount Vernon Club for 47 years.

Because she was a direct descendant of Henry Lee III, also known as Light Horse Harry Lee, the Revolutionary War patriot and father of Gen. Robert E. Lee, she formerly served on the Baltimore board of Stratford Hall, the ancestral Westmoreland County, Va., home of the Lees.

A lover of dogs, cats and horses, Mrs. Floyd was a longtime volunteer with the Howard County Humane Society and Pets on Wheels, where she took her dog Daisy to visit nursing home residents.

Mrs. Floyd was a member for 65 years of St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Floyd is survived by a son, Richard Edward Tankard Floyd of Durango, Colo.; a daughter, Eleanor Iverson Fulton of Sykesville; and four grandchildren.

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