By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Aug 03, 2013 | 2:54 PM
Jean E. Christy, a former interior decorator and homemaker, died July 25 of arrhythmia at Howard County General Hospital. She was 86.
The daughter of an insurance salesman and a volunteer, Jean Ensign was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated in 1945 from Chagrin Falls High School.
She was a 1949 graduate of Syracuse University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in interior decorating. She worked as an interior decorator for several years before her marriage in 1951 to Robert S. Christy, a civil engineer.
The couple lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio, for many years before moving to Ellicott City in 1971. For the past year, Mrs. Christy was a resident of Columbia.
"Family was of primary importance to her," said her daughter, Dr. Cynthia Christy of Rochester, N.Y.