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May 19, 2000 — May 19, 2000



Ruth Johnson Spicer was born on February 7, 1916 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Mae Johnson. Ruth graduated from Chatham College for Women in 1937 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and then worked in Pittsburgh. She married James Spicer on May 30, 1941. They moved to Silver Spring, Maryland where Ruth completed a teaching degree. She taught third grade for twenty five years and retired from the Montgomery County School System. She passed away on May 19, 2000 in Rowlett, Texas at the age of 84.

James Lingan Spicer was born on February 15, 1915 in Cambridge, Maryland, the son of the late Theophilous and Ada Spicer. As a young man, he resided in Taylors Island. He began his working career in Baltimore, Maryland. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. His career included terms as Vice President of the American Casualty Co. and President of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors. Jim was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a long time member of the Optimist International, where he served a term as Governor of the Capital-Virginia District. Jim passed away on November 8, 2006 in Allen, Texas at the age of 91.

While living in Texas, Ruth and Jim were active members of the First Presbyterian Church in McKinney, Texas.

Surviving is their daughter Carole Lowe and her husband Brian of Wylie, Texas, two grandsons Kenneth Tyler Lowe of Wylie, Texas and Eric Jeffrey Lowe of Baltimore, MD, Ruth’s brother Thomas C. Johnson of Akron, OH and other family members and friends.

Preceding them in death besides their parents was James siblings Mabel Neild, Viola Waters, Louise Young, Lillian Mullinix, Norman Spicer, Travers Spicer and William Spicer.

Funeral services and temporary entombments were held in Allen, Texas.

The Spicer’s committal services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Taylors Island, Maryland. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Bob Kirkley and The Rev. Bob Gribbon. Following the committal services friends and family are invited back at the home of Pat and Ann Neild’s at Ridgeton on Taylors Island.

Expressions of sympathy may be made by making memorial offerings to the Grace Foundation, c/o Mr. John S. Neild, Jr., 5110 North Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Local arrangements are being handled by Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A.

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