Frances Louise Lease Walker Marschall, 92, died May 29, 2011 at her Annapolis home. She was born March 24, 1919, in Cumberland, to Verta Viola Smith Lease and Richard Westley Lease.
She lived in the MacArthur Boulevard area of Washington, DC and attended a Georgetown boarding school run by Episcopal nuns. In 1934, her mother remarried. Her stepfather, Milton L. "Reds" Pettit, was a minor league baseball umpire.
After graduating from Western High School (1937) and Maebella Honour Beauty School (French), she worked as a beautician. In 1942, she married John "Jack" Stanton Walker, a civil engineer. They had one daughter, Pamela Amelia Walker. After living in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Long Island, NY, the couple was residing in Maryland when Jack died in an auto accident in 1962. She married Carl Marschall in 1966, and together they renovated and managed several properties in Baltimore County. Carl died in 1974.
After living independently in Wilson Point, Middle River for 34 years, she moved to Annapolis to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and John Masterson. She will be remembered for her extraordinary cooking, zesty spirit and signature red hair.
In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she is also survived by two granddaughters, Jennifer Odenwald (Peter), of Severna Park and Joanna Masterson, of Annapolis; and three great-grandchildren, Jack, Maddy and Peri Odenwald, all of Severna Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 455 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.