Mary C. Haynes, a retired computer analyst who enjoyed the company of family and friends, died Sept. 12 of congestive heart failure at a daughter’s Rising Sun home. The former longtime Catonsville resident was 93.
The former Mary Carolyn Jamison, daughter of Howard Bertram Jamison, a salesman, and his wife, Mary Agnes Cadogan Jamison, a U.S. government stenographer, was born in Catonsville and raised there.
She was a graduate of Catonsville High School and attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music on a scholarship.
Mrs. Haynes went to work for the U.S. government during World War II and retired in 1994 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she had been a computer analyst for its Bureau of Information and Technology.
“Mary Carolyn was a lifelong beauty who generated captivating grace, inspired everyone around her to be better and never had an unkind word to say about anyone but the occasional politician,” wrote a daughter, Cynthia Haynes “Cindy” O’Carroll of Westminster, in a biographical profile of her mother.
“Although she was happy to keep her own company, she delighted in being surrounded by her large, loving family and never ever declined a party, a cocktail, or an invitation to dance,” she wrote. “She defined a life well-lived by embracing fun, living simply, thinking deeply, loving truly and always being kind.”
She was a fan of her dog Beau, a Sheltie, who died some years ago, family members said.
Mrs. Haynes was a former communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville.
Because of the pandemic, plans for a celebration-of-life gathering are incomplete.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son, Richard Haynes of Middletown, Delaware; another daughter, Stacie Haynes Dollenger of Rising Sun; seven grandchildren; and 10 grandchildren.