Frances F. Colston, a homemaker and volunteer, died of cancer Saturday at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville, where she had lived for the past five years.
She was 83.
The daughter of Edward Fenimore, a test pilot, and Deborah Dixon Fenimore, a homemaker, Frances Dixon Fenimore was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park and on a family farm near Easton.
Her maternal grandfather, Isaac H. Dixon, was the founder in 1897 of Calvert School, which started with four students in his Park Avenue home.
After graduating in 1952 from Garrison Forest School, Mrs. Colston worked as a secretary and also volunteered in the library of Johns Hopkins...