Nina Strickland Downs

Nina Strickland Downs

printed 07/05/2019


Nina Strickland Downs, age 104, died Friday, June 28, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Princess Anne, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Victor Russell Strickland and Myrtle Taylor Strickland.

She had lived in Berlin since 1929. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Preston Downs, in 1997, and her daughter, Elinor Downs Hobbs Lynch, in 2015.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen D. Wasserman and husband, Craig, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Andrew Hobbs (Jana), Elizabeth Wasserman and Victor James Wasserman; and one great-grandchild, Victoria Brooke Hobbs.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Virginia Townsend, Vivian Timmons and Doris McDaniel.

Nina attended Ursinus College. She was the co-owner, with her husband, of J. Preston Downs Farm Supply for many years.

She was a member of Buckingham Presbyterian Church for almost 90 years and was an avid bridge player.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor Dan McKenty officiated. Interment was in Buckingham Cemetery in Berlin.

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