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Molly O. Molter, boat decorator

Molly O. Molter, boat decorator

Molly O. Molter, the last surviving member of the family that owned Owens Yacht Co., who was known as "The Lady Boat Builder," died May 2 of respiratory failure at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. She was 104.

The daughter of Charles C. Owens, a vice president of Westinghouse Electric Corp., and Mary Agnes Glynn Owens, a homemaker, the former Molly Glynn Owens was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved with her family to Detroit in 1912.

In 1925, they settled in Annapolis, where Mrs. Molter graduated from high school. After graduating from a business school in Washington in 1930, she worked as the secretary to the president of St. John's College in...