Ruth M. Land, a retired Baltimore public schools guidance counselor, died April 26 of complications from
The daughter of farmers, Ruth Margaret Williams was born and raised in
In 1940, she entered
She then moved to Baltimore, where she met William Henry Land, a statistician, whom she married in 1942. In 1944, she earned her master's degree in educational guidance from
From the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, Mrs. Land worked as a social worker for the Baltimore Department of Public Welfare.
In 1954, she began teaching social studies and history at Sollers Point High School, and the next year, joined the faculty of
Mrs. Land became a guidance counselor at
Mrs. Land was an active member of the Alpha Wives, and the Baltimore chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Pals, The Drifters, and Links Inc. She was also a member of the West Virginia State University Alumni Association, Moles, and Pinochle Bugs.
Mrs. Land, who lived in the Belvedere Towers in
Her husband, who had been a mathematician with the Atomic Energy Commission, died in 1963.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at her church, 1219
Mrs. Land is survived by her son, Benjamin "Benny" Land of Ashburton; a brother, Herbert Williams of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.