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Daphne A. Ayers

1932 ~ 2021 (age 88)


On October 3, 2021, Daphne A. Ayers passed away peacefully at the age of 88.  She was born November 8, 1932, in Lancaster County, England. Daphne loved living in Odenton and, as a health and wellness advocate, walked 5 miles a day on the Piney Orchard Trail.  She enjoyed socializing with her friends at the O’Malley Senior Center. A voracious reader, she was a regular visitor to the local Odenton library. She liked to watch tennis and had a passion for golf, playing with a 15 handicap. Devoted to animal rights, Daphne was a friend to all animals and gave generously to animal charities and loved spoiling her cat Sweetie.

She is survived by her daughter Rusty Diemer; friends Wanda DiGregory and Kim Ennardi; grandchildren Curtis Diemer, Patrick Diemer, Dr. Lindsay Diemer, Colleen Everts; great-grandchildren Harrison Diemer, Annabelle Diemer, Laurel Everts.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Daphne was predeceased by her parents John "Jack" and Annie Royle; her siblings Frank "Todd" Royle, Muriel Probert (husband Ken), Peg Blake (husband John); niece Diana Royle; and her son Victor Ayers III.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Cheryl's Rescue Ranch to honor Daphne's love of animals.  Thank you!



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