Ruth Elizabeth Dowden Mayner

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Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Nov. 29 to Dec. 11, 2018

Ruth E. Mayner
1926 - 2018

Ruth Elizabeth Dowden Mayner, 91, of Frederick, Maryland
passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. Born
November 23, 1926 in Washington, D.C. to the late William
Christopher and Ella (nee Darcey) Dowden.

She was the beloved wife of Merle Frederick Mayner for
57 years.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Mary Ellen
Dowden Nicol and Frances Dowden Plitt.

Ruth graduated from
Western High School (1945) in
D.C. She would later get her bachelor's degree in fine arts
from Hood College.

Ruth worked as an accident investigator for the Office of Evaluation Sciences and would
go on to work as a physical science technician for the National Transportation Safety
Board. She was a juried artist and her many paintings grace the walls in the homes of her
extended family. Adventuresome always, she was often co-pilot to her husband as he flew
their small aircraft.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by; her step-children Ronald Mayner (Gail) and
Karen Huggans, nieces and nephews: Penny Ruth Wallace (Russell), Joy Elizabeth Nicol,
and Roger Henry Nicol,James H. Plitt (Jean) & Karl E. Plitt (Pam), Barbara Plitt,& Patricia
Begley-VanDamme, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grand children.

A memorial service will be held at the Homewood at Frederick Chapel, 7407 Willow Rd,
Frederick, MD 21702, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Homewood
Foundation, 7407 Willow Rd, Frederick, MD 21702 or Jefferson United Church Of Christ,
P.O. Box 579, Jefferson, MD 21755.

Condolences may be shared with the family at
www.keeneybasford.com
.