Jean Hot­tle Day­ton

Maryland Independent - - News -

Jean Hot­tle Day­ton died peace­fully in the care of St. Mary’s Hos­pice House on March 29, 2016 in Call­away, MD, at the age of 72, of pan­cre­atic cancer.

Jean is sur­vived by her sons, Mark Alan Day­ton (Misti) of Lex­ing­ton Park, MD, and Ken­neth Jay Day­ton of Great Mills, MD; her daugh­ter in law Sheri Day­ton of Me­chan­icsville, MD; her cousin Linda Long of Columbia, SC; her grand­chil­dren Crystal, Stephanie, Kevin, Patrick and Erica, and two-great grand­chil­dren Sa­man­tha and Noah; her niece Anna Maria Mur­phy; and nephew James Michael Hot­tle. In ad­di­tion, she leaves be­hind many life­long friends and ac­quain­tances.

She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her hus­band, James LeRoy Day­ton; and her son, James Michael Day­ton, daugh­ter, Kathrine Day­ton Halm and brother Michael David Hot­tle.

Jean was born on April 23, 1943 in LaPlata, MD to Mar­garet Jean (Brown) Hot­tle and James Ed­ward Hot­tle. She was raised and at­tended school in In­dian Head, MD and grad­u­ated from Lackey High School in 1961. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Lackey High School, Jean at­tended the Wash­ing­ton School for Sec­re­taries pre­par­ing her for a 30 year ca­reer with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment as a tech­ni­cal writer at the Naval Ord­nance Sta­tion at In­dian Head, MD.

Jean mar­ried James L. Day­ton in 1967 in In­dian Head, and to­gether raised their three sons.

She was warm and gen­er­ous and had a won­der­ful sense of hu­mor. She loved to travel and visit with friends. Though she had many in­ter­ests and hob­bies, she en­joyed stained-glass art and was a tal­ented stained-glass artist.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice is sched­uled for April 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brins­field-Echols Fu­neral Home in Char­lotte Hall, MD, with a pri­vate in­ter­ment at Chel­tenham Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery at a later date. All are wel­come to at­tend and cel­e­brate Jean’s life.

In lieu of flow­ers, please send do­na­tions to the St. Mary’s Hos­pice House, P.O. Box 625, Leonard­town, MD 20650.

Con­do­lences can be sent to: http://www.brins­field­fu­neral. com. The fam­ily would like to thank Dr. Al-Banna for his ef­forts and lov­ing care.

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