Ethel For­lifer

The Capital - - ANNE ARUNDEL -

Ethel For­lifer, 91 years old, died peace­fully in her sleep at home with her son Jack. She had con­tin­ued to en­joy the nat­u­ral world, es­pe­cially birds, sur­round­ing her home on the Magothy River since 1963.

Daugh­ter of George Har­ry­man and Eliz­a­beth Clay­land Turn­bull, she grew up on Bear Creek in Dun­dalk and in Parkville, with her broth­ers George (Sonny), Dou­glas, and Richard (Dick) and sis­ters Mar­garet [Prigel] and Mary Anne [Van Vlaan­deren]. Like her mother and sis­ters, Ethel at­tended and was an ac­tive alumna of St. Mary’s Fe­male Sem­i­nary (now St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land).

Ethel and Wil­liam R. For­lifer (Bill) were mar­ried for 62 years un­til his death in 2007. Her five chil­dren are Richard (of Florida and Vir­ginia), Linda (of Bal­ti­more), Wil­liam (Bill, of Eas­ton), George (of Cor­ri­g­anville), and John (Jack, of Arnold). Gen­tle and al­ways pos­i­tive, Ethel (Etts, “Babe”) also nur­tured nine grand­chil­dren (Michele, Tina, Rick, Jes­sica, Adam, Justin, Evan, Rachel, Pe­ter) and 16 great­grand­chil­dren.

Ethel loved friends from her TOPS club, where she was ac­tive as recorder and leader for 50 years. She and Bill hosted an­nual fam­ily re­unions and shared yearly beach and for­est va­ca­tions with ex­tended fam­ily. Ethel shared her knowl­edge of nat­u­ral his­tory (birds, wild flow­ers, trees) and love of word games and puz­zles. All who knew her have been blessed by her kind, joy­ous, open-hearted love.

Fam­ily and friends may visit on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Bar­ranco & Sons, P.A. Sev­erna Park, 495 Ritchie High­way, Sev­erna Park, MD 21146. On­line con­do­lences may be made at

www.bar­ran­co­fu­ner­al­home.com

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