Mary M. Bowie, 92

January 19, 2009

-JAN. 6, 2009

LUTHERVILLE, Md. - Mary McIntyre "Macky" Pennington Bowie, 92, of Lutherville, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Keswick Multi-Care Center of cardiovascular disease.

She was born in Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Washington Bowie V, in 2001. They were married in 1946.

She was a 1933 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She worked in the Goucher College library, where she was in charge of films and records and also studied for a bachelor's degree. Early in her career, she worked at The Herald-Mail, covering social and civic events as well as writing celebrity features.

During World War II, she organized USO activities in Hagerstown.

Charles W. Mitchell, a Lutherville author, received research assistance from her when he was writing Maryland Voices of the Civil War, which was published in 2007.


She was one of three editors who edited Maryland Garden News.

She was a member and former chair of the Baltimore County Committee of the Maryland Historic Trust and helped lead the effort that placed Lutherville on the National Register of Historic Places.

She was a member of the Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery Committee and volunteered at the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

She is survived by two daughters, Marion B. Robbins of Luray, Va., and Jane A. Bowie of Baltimore; two sons, Washington Bowie VI of Baltimore and Landon A. Bowie of New York City; and two grandsons.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Lutherville, where she was a communicant.

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