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Doran, Jean
Birth: Friday, March 11, 1927 in Long Branch, New Jersey
Death: Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Friday, March 04, 2016 in the St. John Vianney Catholic Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Jean Doran, 88, died peacefully on February 26, 2016 in Solomons, MD. Jean Doran was born March 11, 1927 in Long Branch, NJ to Leah and Charles B. Carrigan.  She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Washington, DC, then she attended Nursing School at Garfield Hospital in Washington, DC, graduating in 1950, and then employed as a nurse. Jean later met her future husband John at the hospital while he was employed as a facilities engineer.  Jean married John T. Doran on April 14, 1951 at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA and together raised 10 children in Chevy Chase. 
In the mid 70's, the family moved to Prince Frederick, MD in Calvert County. 

Shortly afterwards, one of her sons' was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. After numerous attempts to find treatment for her son in hospitals and with various medications, she realized that more specialized help was needed. By the late 1970's, Jean and like-minded friends and other local families faced with similar situations, organized a group to seek better solutions for the care of the mentally ill.

Eventually, in concert with the local health department of Calvert County, and some funding provided by the state, they established a local organization called B.L.E.S.S. (Building Livelihood, Education, and Social Success) which served to educate the public, provide assistance to families in crisis and to advocate for those in need of help.  In 1988, BLESS was awarded Community Program of the Year by the Maryland Mental Health Association.  In 1990, an organizational change took place and the name was changed to Southern Maryland Community Network as it is still known today.  In 1994, an 11,000 square foot building was constructed to provide facilities for many important services benefiting families and individuals struggling with mental health issues.  

In the 90's, Jean continued to seek additional support and advocate for the mentally ill and her group joined NAMI, the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill and formed a local chapter where Jean served as Chapter president until 2005. Jean served on the Mental Health Advisory Committee for Calvert County, MD as well as the Crownsville Mental Hospital Advisory Committee. In addition to Jean's advocacy work with the mentally ill, she was an avid gardener of organic produce and other plants.  She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the globe.  As a young adult she wrote an original play that was performed on live radio in the 40's.

Jean is survived by her children, Catherine J. Neal, Eileen Doran-Smith, Sheila Sasselov, John Doran, Mary Murphy, Beatrice Leuzinger, Leah Doran, Nancy Doran , grandchildren Basil and Rhett Leuzinger, siblings Joyce Walsh, Nancy Brierley, and Gail Hazzard.  She was preceded in death by her husband John, her sons, Charles and Daniel Doran and brother Neil Carrigan. 

Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SMCN, 305 Prince Frederick Blvd, Prince Frederick, MD  20678. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Ling, Ruth C.
Birth: Sunday, August 16, 1931 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Great Mills, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 84
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Ruth C. Ling of Great Mills, Maryland died on February 26, 2016 at the Genesis Health Care Center in La Plata. She was 84 years old. Born on August 16, 1931 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of the late Midian and the late Ruth Amelia Joseph.

Mrs. Ling was a child care provider. She was a life member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary at Post 1800 (formerly in Indian Head) and of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in La Plata. She enjoyed watching television, raising parakeets and collecting bells of all types.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Jocelyn and her brothers Anthony, Raymond, William and Paul Joseph. She is survived by her sons William C. Foster, Thomas J. Foster and his wife Caroline; her siblings Louise Varelli, Mary Jenkins, Rose Antico, Margie Pazdernick and Robert Joseph; her five grandchildren Rudy Hess, Cynthia Hess, Amanda, T. J. and Heather Foster; she is also survived by seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 beginning at 4PM at the Victory Chapel 16401 Manning Road West Accokeek, MD 20607. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW National Home for Children 3573 S Waverly Road Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Rice, Shirley Elizabeth Brown
Birth: Wednesday, March 15, 1944 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 71
Laid to Rest: Saturday, March 05, 2016 in the Shiloh Community United Methodist Church Cemetery, Newburg, Maryland
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Shirley Elizabeth Brown Rice was the only child born to the late Viola Brown Queen and the late Walter Leake on Wednesday, March 15, 1944 in Washington, D.C.

Shirley was raised by her mother, and the late Henry Queen. She is the oldest of five, Ronald Queen, Leslie Leake, Sandra Wilmore, Carolyn Leake and Helen Ann Harvey.

She attended Prince George's County Public Schools and after graduating began her career in the medical field, working at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. and other medical facilities. She continued her education at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Maryland.

Shirley enjoyed fishing, crabbing, summer cookouts with family and friends, gospel shows, traveling, especially following her favorite football team, The Washington Redskins. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and dearly loved and enjoyed her grandchildren. One of her favorite sayings was "A House Is Not A Home Unless There Are Children in the Home" and her favorite song was "Shake It Fast"

She was actively involved in the Fun Bunch Social Club and would help anyone that needed help. She was also an active member of the Shiloh Community United Methodist Church in Newburg, Maryland.

Peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, Shirley transitioned to eternal life receiving her wings at the University of Maryland, Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland. In addition to her parents, Viola Brown Queen, Walter Leake and Henry Queen, Shirley was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Leake.

Shirley leaves to cherish loving memories with her devoted husband of fifteen years, Joseph C. Rice; three daughters, Tamela, Paulette and Jacklyn Brown; ten grandchildren, James, Tomikia, Tiauna, Tyeasha, La Toya, Derek, Ebony, Tiffany, Tiara and Carlton; twenty great grandchildren; brothers, Ronald Queen and Leslie Leake; sisters, Sandra Wilmore and Helen Ann Harvey; cousin, Margaret Powell; special friends, Edna Mae Wills, Peggy Brown, Barbara Johnson, Preston and Cheryl Long, Paula Sweetney, Ruth Miller, Joy Miller, Pastor Charlene Mc Camey, Dave and Mae Vine, John Robinson and her caretaker, Sylvia Meredith and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing, 9:00am until 10:30am, Celebration of Life, 11:00am, Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Shiloh Community United Methodist Church, 12705 Shiloh Church Road, Newburg, Maryland. Interment, Church Cemetery. Arrangements provide by Thornton Funeral Home.

Ling, Ruth C.
Birth: Sunday, August 16, 1931 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Great Mills, Maryland
Death: Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 84
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Ruth C. Ling of Great Mills, Maryland died on February 26, 2016 at the Genesis Health Care Center in La Plata. She was 84 years old. Born on August 16, 1931 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Midian and the late Ruth Amelia Joseph.

Mrs. Ling was a child care provider. She was a life member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary at Post 1800 (formerly in Indian Head) and of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in La Plata. She enjoyed watching television, raising parakeets and collecting bells of all types.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Jocelyn and her brothers Anthony, Raymond, William and Paul Joseph.

She is survived by her sons William C. Foster, Thomas J. Foster and his wife Caroline; her siblings Louise Varelli, Mary Jenkins, Rose Antico, Margie Pazdernick and Robert Joseph; her five grandchildren Rudy Hess, Cynthia Hess, Amanda, T. J. and Heather Foster; she is also survived by seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 beginning at 4PM at the Victory Chapel, 16401 Manning Road, West Accokeek, MD 20607. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Road. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Russell, Robert Earl
Birth: Tuesday, April 14, 1936
Residence: Valley Lee, Maryland
Death: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the age of 79
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 in the St. George Catholic church Cemetery, Valley Lee, Maryland
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Robert Earl Russell "Puggy", 79, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on February 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family in Callaway, MD. Born on April 14, 1936 he was the son of the late Myrtle Hewitt Russell and William Jennings Russell.

Robert is survived by his wife Mary Fowler Russell whom he married on March 6, 1981 in Valley Lee, MD. Puggy is survived by his stepson Dennis M. Evans, Jr. of St. George Island, MD, Siblings; William Francis Russell, Joseph Benjamin Russell, James Lloyd Russell, and Lucy Mae Hanson.

He graduated from Little Flower School and was a lifelong St. Mary's County, MD resident. Puggy worked for Stewart Petroleum Company as a Plant Supervisor for 47 years retiring in 1998. He worked part time for the Harry Lundeberg School, from 1999-2015, and was a Firefighter instructor. Puggy belonged to the Second District Vol. Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Southern Maryland Firemen's Association, and Piney Point Lions Club.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayer recited at 7:00 PM in the Second Dist. Vol. Fire Department Valley Lee, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM in St. George Catholic Church, Valley Lee, MD with Father Paul Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Blair Swann, Robbie Springer, Cathy Koeger Coulder, Lyn Henderson, Jan Scrivener, Francis Bean, Joe Slade, Joe Scrivener, and Bobby Stauffer. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Members of the Second Dist. Vol. Fire Department Company 6, and Second Dist. Vol. Rescue Squad. Contributions may be made to Second Dist. Vol. Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad P.O. Box 1 Valley Lee, MD 20692, and Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

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