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Lynne Dowell
Lynne Dowell

Lynne Dowell, a retired Towson University director of academic advising who was also a poet, died of cancer Saturday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 76. Born Lynne Elizabeth Toombs in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Alfred Gerald Toombs, the editor of the Enterprise in Lexington Park and a fiction writer, and Marna Wilson Lawrence. Her parents divorced when she was a child. After living in Washington and Florida, she and her siblings went to live in the Toombs family summer house in Colton's Point, St. Mary's County. The family lived on a small Potomac River island connected to the mainland by a causeway. Her father turned his experience of raising three children...

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