Betty Alma Fox of Section 5
Section 5 paid tribute to a lovely neighbor, Betty Fox, who passed away at the age of 94 after living a lifetime in Arden and raising 8 children here. She had the ritual of sweeping the floor of the pavilion at Beach 5 with her broom and became known as the "keeper of the beach". In a touching memorial created by her neighbors, flowers were placed along the perimeter of her fence, and brooms were attached with ribbons. Someone also left an emotional poem trimmed in flowers. It was evidence that Mrs. Fox was dear to many in the community who knew her.
Albion Bacon of Section 5
May 18 1938 - December 10, 2018
Albion Bacon was born in Baltimore and was a member of the Baltimore Friends School, Class of 1956, She attended Goucher College and Anne Arundel Community College. For many years Albion owned and operated AAMCO Transmission franchises in both Maryland and Mississippi. She was president of the Arden Community Association from 2007 to 2018, and was active with many activities, especially the Senior Luncheon Group that she created. In memory of Alby's dedication to Arden on the Severn, a memorial bench and plaque has been placed at Town Hall in her memory.
Don Yeskey of Section 2
February 4, 1937 - September 2, 2019
Donald John Yeskey, Jr. resided in Greensburg, PA through his high school graduation before his army service took him to Japan, followed by a career bringing him to Fort Meade, MD. Don lived the remainder of his life in Crownsville, MD interspersed with three-year stints in Cheltenham, England and Wiesbaden, Germany. Here in Arden on the Severn, Don was part of the original ACA Beach Buying Committee and became the first ABI President of Arden Beaches, Inc. in 1976. He also served as the spokesperson for the ACA with the General's Highway Community Council for many years. He was a loyal employee of the National Security Agency, a dedicated community activist and conservationist, proud patriot, U.S. Army veteran, an avid collector with an eye for variations, genealogist, and local historian. Don's commitment to community was admirable and he will be greatly missed.
Esther Whitehair of Section 1
October 29, 1921 - August 21, 2021
Esther Ansley Whitehair died at the age of 99. She was a 65-year resident of Crownsville and is likely the oldest resident of Arden at almost 100. She was born in Chariton, IA on October 29, 1921. She moved to the area in 1941 after graduating high school and accepting a career in government, working for the US Navy, Air Force, and NSA throughout her many working years. While working in Washington, D.C., she met her husband Howard, of 59 years. Esther was a devoted member of South Shore Baptist Church and an active member of the ACA Seniors Club. She loved her cats and enjoyed serving as a volunteer with her church, reading, crocheting, and watching game shows.