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Beverly Mason, a founder of Greater Baltimore Medical Center and a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, died Nov. 14 of respiratory failure at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 93.

The daughter of Benson Mann, a stockbroker, and Frances Whiting Lowndes Ranson Mann, Beverly Bladen Mann was born in Philadelphia and was raised there and in Baltimore.

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She was a 1938 graduate of Bryn Mawr School, where she was captain of the field hockey team and class president. After graduating from Bryn Mawr, she attended secretarial school and then worked as a secretary at Villanova University.

In 1942, she married William Mercer Legg, and after World War II ended, the couple moved to Boston when her husband attended Harvard Business School.

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They returned to Baltimore in 1947 when Mr. Legg joined Legg & Co., a brokerage firm, where his father, John C. Legg Jr., was managing partner.

In 1953, Mr. Legg was killed in a duck hunting accident on Kent Island.

Two years later, she married Louis Bruce Matthai Sr., who founded and operated Ross-Matthai Corp., a manufacturing business.

The couple lived in a home on Woodbrook Lane that overlooked Lake Roland.

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"The large Georgian Colonial home became the center of gravity for the family for many years to come," said a son, retired U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg, of North Roland Park. "Beverly was the center of it all as a wonderful hostess, cook and gardener."

Mr. Matthai died in 1974. Four years later, she married Dr. Robert E. "Bob" Mason, a Johns Hopkins Hospital internist and cardiologist. He died in 2012.

Mrs. Mason was serving on the board of the Hospital for Women of Maryland when it merged with Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, creating GBMC in the early 1960s. She was also a longtime volunteer and driver with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.

An outdoorswoman, Mrs. Mason was a skier and golfer and for years played interclub tennis at the Elkridge Club.

While married to Dr. Mason, she accompanied him on a three-week Johns Hopkins medical mission to treat isolated Nepalese living in the foothills of Mount Everest.

Services were private.

In addition to Judge Legg, Mrs. Mason is survived by three other sons, William M. Legg Jr. of Owings Mills, Christopher B. Legg of Ruxton and Louis B. Matthai Jr. of Woodbrook; two daughters, Beverly Matthai Ciccarone of Baltimore and Anne L. Reigeluth of Harrison, N.Y.; two stepsons, Steven J. Mason of Homeland and Drew Mason of Hollis, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Betsy M. Baker of Columbia; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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