MacCrehan, Marion Evelyn -
Essex - On Dec. 2, Marion Evelyn Millay MacCrehan, 89, founding member and longtime Vice President of the Ballestone Preservation Society.
She was born on April 28, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., and was raised in Machiasport, Maine. In 1952, she moved to Essex, where she was an active civic and community volunteer with Girl Scouts (as a troop leader), the Back River Neck Peninsula Community Association (as recording secretary), Back River Elementary School PTA (as recording secretary), Back River United Methodist Church (where she taught Sunday school) and as a poll worker. She was also heavily involved with the Ballestone Preservation Society, serving as a docent in the main parlor, dressing in custom-tailored period clothing and accessories, sharing historical information and teaching the public about local history and helping decorate the manor with homegrown flowers and evergreen boughs and her specialty, Moravian stars (a paper decoration common in the 1800s).
She recieved several civic honors in her lifetime, including the Shining Star Award from the Baltimore County Council Chamber of Commerce in 2007 and an Executive Citation from the County Executive.
Marion was the daughter of the late George and Blanche Millay; wife of the late William A. MacCrehan, Jr.; devoted mother of William A. MacCrehan III, Judy A. Newbauer, Wendy A. Gossman (and husband Scott), Karie A. Batzler (and husband Chris) and Scott A. MacCrehan; doting grandmother to Jen Newbauer, Matthew and Amelia Gossman, Graham, Cole, Meredith and Jillian Batzler and Tristan, Justin, Devin, Emma and Corrin MacCrehan. Also predeceased by brothers George, Raymond and Robert Millay.
A memorial service will be held at Back River United Methodist Church in Essex on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts of remembrance may be made to the Ballestone Preservation Society at http://www.ballestonestansburyhouse.org/Pages/GetInvolved.aspx.