Ellen M. Hammond, 92

MAY 1, 1920-JUNE 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

Ellen Marie Hammond, 92, of Yarrowsburg, Md., passed peacefully from this life to the next on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home in Yarrowsburg.

Born May 1, 1920, in Yarrowsburg, she was the daughter of the late George D. and Jeanette Shawen Fouch of Yarrowsburg. She married Robert M. Hammond on Dec. 18, 1942. They were married for 55 years, until his passing on Aug. 13, 1998.

Ellen was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Brownsville, Md.

She retired from Sears in 1982. During World War II, she worked for the Works Project Administration, and then was employed at Fairchild and M. P. Moller Organ Co.

Ellen enjoyed planting and caring for her flowers, and cooking. She will be deeply missed and will be fondly remembered for her love and devotion to her family.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith E. Hammond of Brownsville; two sons, Dennis R. Hammond and wife, Jane, of Yarrowsburg, and David K. Hammond and wife, Karen, of Gapland, Md.; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ellen was preceded in death by one brother, George S. Fouch, in August of 1969.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Charles Holder will officiate. Burial will be at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2150 Boteler Road, Brownsville, MD 21715, or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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