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Clara Elizabeth “Lizzie” Dyson, 91, of Leonardtown, formerly of Bushwood, died March 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown.
Born Dec. 15, 1921, in Bushwood, she was the daughter of the late John Clement and Mary Pearl Butler Dyson.
She is survived by her siblings, Sara Ann Loretta Somerville of Bushwood and the Rev. Richard Clement Dyson of Frederick. She was preceded in death by her siblings, John Alfred Dyson, James Thomas Dyson, Isaac Alexandria Dyson, Mary Lillian Burton, Agnes Josephine Dyson, Susan Gertrude Tyer, Pearl Madeline Beatty and Julia Louise Clement Dyson.
She was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and graduated from Banneker School in 1940. She was a home/child care provider for the Burch family for 61 years, retiring in 2003.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John. She enjoyed making quilts and pillows, the Washington Senators baseball team and playing bingo and cards. She was noted for her potato salad, yeast rolls and fried chicken.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 16, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bushwood, with the Rev. Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 23070 Maddox Road, Bushwood, MD 20618; St. Mary’s Nursing Center, P.O. Box 518, Leonardtown, MD 20650; and/or Friends of Cedar Lane, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650.