By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun
3:24 PM EDT, March 27, 2012
Martha E. "Mossie" Marshall, a registered nurse who in her youth had been an outstanding athlete, died Monday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium of complications from injuries suffered in a fall.
The longtime Roland Park and Garrison resident was 84.
The daughter of a Baltimore ear, nose and throat physician and a homemaker, Martha Egerton was born in Baltimore and raised on Beechdale Road in Roland Park.
She was a 1945 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School, where she had been a member of the field hockey, basketball, lacrosse and tennis teams.
Mrs. Marshall earned her nursing degree in 1948 from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she worked in the intensive care unit until the birth of her first child.
After her children were grown, Mrs. Marshall returned to nursing in the 1970s.
During the 1950s, she was a member of the Baltimore Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey teams and had been a reserve member of the U.S. Women's National Lacrosse Team in 1958-1959.
Mrs. Marshall was featured in a 1957 article about women's lacrosse in Sports Illustrated, said a daughter, Katie Atkinson Magnuson of Alexandria, Va. She had also been a Maryland state badminton champion.
During the 1950s and 1960s, she coached and refereed field hockey and lacrosse at Friends School, and in the late 1970s, she coached badminton at Garrison Forest School.
A direct descendant of Leonard Calvert, the first governor of the colony of Maryland, she was a member of the Society of the Ark and the Dove and the Maryland Historical Society. She had been registrar for the National Society of Colonial Dames in Maryland.
Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club and the Elkridge Club. She was a communicant of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Garrison.
She was an avid bridge player and golfer. She enjoyed vacationing in Sargentville, Maine, near Deer Isle, where she was a member of the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club and the Island Country Club.
Since 2007, she had lived at Mercy Ridge retirement community.
Her first marriage, to Dr. Ernie Leipold, ended in divorce. Her husband of 23 years, Dr. Matt Atkinson III, died in 1985.
Her husband of seven years, Richard Marshall, a retired private school educator and coach, died in 2011.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Ridge, 2525 Pot Spring Road, Timonium.
Also surviving is a son, John Leipold of Newnan, Ga.; another daughter, Martha Leipold of Lochearn; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Another son, Matt Atkinson IV, died in 1990.
An earlier version of this obituary contained incorrect information about where Mrs. Marshall suffered the fall and where she lived as a longtime resident. It also contained incorrect information about her descendant, who was Leonard Calvert. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.
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