Anne Dobbin MyerRiding teacherServices for Anne Dobbin...

Anne Dobbin Myer

Riding teacher


Services for Anne Dobbin Myer, who taught riding and was a former garden club head, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, North Charles Street and Melrose Avenue.

Mrs. Myer, who was 83, died Thursday of emphysema at Keswick Home.


She had served as the head riding teacher at St. Timothy's School in the early 1950s and was a flower gardener and former president of the Catonsville Garden Club.

The former Anne Parker Dobbin was a native of Baltimore and a 1925 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School.

As a young woman, she did office work for the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Co. and in the office of the Howard County register of wills.

In 1930, she married Charles Carroll Jr., a Howard County lawyer, and they lived in the Ellicott City area. He died in 1952.

In 1954, she married retired Army Colonel F. B. L. Myer, and they lived in Westminster and then in Roland Park. Colonel Myer died in 1976.

In addition to the garden club, she had been a member of the Howard County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Howard County Hunt Club, the Mount Vernon Club and the Maryland Historical Society.

She is survived by a daughter, Anne Parker Carroll Mulholland, and a son, Charles Carroll III, both of Ruxton; a stepdaughter, Frances Myer Worthington of Annapolis; a sister, Rebecca Dobbin Fisher of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Thomas R. Crouch


Toll facilities officer

Services for Thomas R. "Jackie" Crouch, a Maryland toll facilities policeman who was killed Thursday after being hit by a car while rearranging traffic cones on U.S. 50 near the Bay Bridge, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Kent Island United Methodist Church in Chester.

Officer Crouch was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 1 p.m., about four hours after the accident. He was 52.

Officer Crouch was born in Chester and graduated from Stevensville High School in 1957. He worked as a waterman with his father before joining the Army in 1962.

After his discharge in 1964, he went back to work as a waterman until 1967, when he joined the Maryland Toll Facilities Police at the Bay Bridge.

But Officer Crouch continued to maintain his workboat from his days as a waterman and enjoyed cruising in it on the bay.


A toll facilities officer for 24 years, Officer Crouch received numerous letters of commendation for his service.

Officer Crouch was a member of the Kent Island Elks Lodge and the Kent Island American Legion post.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, the former Sandra Greene; a son, Thomas R. Crouch of Chester; two daughters, Tammy Wilson of Raleigh, N.C., and Jennifer Molnar of Chester; three brothers, William Crouch and Gordon Crouch, both of Chester, and James Crouch of Easton; and two sisters, Ruth Thompson of Grasonville and Nancy Bly of Chester.

The family suggested donations to the Memorial Fund for Thomas Crouch, in care of the Church of God, Grasonville, Md. 21638.

Mary M. Baird

Retired phone operator


Services for Mary M. Baird, a retired telephone operator, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

Miss Baird, who was 70, died Wednesday at her home in Rodgers Forge after suffering a heart attack.

She was a Bell Telephone operator in Pennsylvania and Baltimore for 42 years until retiring in 1983. She also was a member of the Rodgers Forge Women's Club and Govans-Boundary United Methodist Church.

She was a native of Brownsville, Pa.

Miss Baird is survived by a sister, Phoebe Sickel of Rodgers Forge; and four nieces and nephews.

The family suggested donations to the endowment fund of Govans-Boundary United Methodist Church, 5210 York Road, 21212.


E. Earl Brown Sr.

Retired master plumber

E. Earl Brown Sr., a retired plumber, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital after a long bout with cancer. He was 72 and lived in Westminster.

Mr. Brown was born in Baltimore County and was a graduate of Pikesville High School.

A master plumber, he served as a chief shipfitter in the U.S. Navy from 1937 to 1947.

He was a life member and past president of the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Co., past president of the Glyndon Community Men's Bible Class and a member of the Glyndon United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Reisterstown Moose Lodge.


He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth N. Fritz; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Mellings of Chesapeake, Va.; four sons, Earl Brown Jr. of Hampstead, John Brown of Westminster, Glenn Brown of Portland, Ore., and Gary Brown of Reisterstown; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held yesterday at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel in Owings Mills.