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Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, former acting first lady of Maryland, dies at 91
Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, former acting first lady of Maryland, dies at 91

Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, who as the wife of Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III eschewed the political pomp and circumstance of Annapolis for the fields and woods where she could hike, canoe and swim, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Laurel Regional Hospital. The Silver Spring resident was 91. Mathilde Boal was named for her paternal grandmother, who was related to Christopher Columbus. Her father, Pierre de Lagarde Boal, was an American diplomat who had served as ambassador to Nicaragua and Bolivia. Her French mother, Jeanne de Menthon, was a descendant of Bernard de Menthon, the 11th-century saint for whom the Alpine rescue dogs are named. A striking woman who always wore her...

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