August 14, 1949 - March 23, 2021
Ruth Elaine Deskin-Briggs, age 71, of Glenelg, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Howard County General Hospital. Born August 14, 1949, in Smithers, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late William Reece Burton and Nellie Kate Wills Burton. Elaine was predeceased by her first husband Michael D. Deskin who died in 1991. She was the wife of Gary W. Briggs of Glenelg. She was a graduate of Overlea High School in Baltimore MD, Class of 1968. Elaine worked as a dental assistant with Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia until her retirement. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, playing roulette on occasion, flower gardening and watching the birds in her backyard. Most importantly Elaine lived to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and almost never missed catching their sports events and cheering them on. Her love of family also included always getting everyone together for family gatherings. Surviving in addition to her husband are daughter and son-in-law Tonya and Jason Masters of Westminster; son and daughter-in-law Michael D., II and Elena Deskin of Sykesville; son-in-law Michael Sharpe of Sykesville; step-son and his wife Gary, Jr. and Michelle Briggs of Hampstead; step-daughter Karen Waganer of Freeland and brother William Burton of Middle River and grandchildren; Bria, Brayden and Kendall Masters; Michael D., III, Brice, Joseph and Robert Deskin; Nathan, Landon and Lucas Sharpe; step-grandchildren Michael and Bryce Briggs; Chase, Christian and Cortland Waganer. She was predeceased by her daughter Shannon Renee Sharpe and sisters Carolyn Reese Brannock and Patsy Jean Burton. A service to celebrate Elaine's life will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11am at Crossroads Church, 895 Leidy Road, Westminster, Maryland. Masks must be worn, and social distancing will be observed. Interment will be private.
Ruth Elaine Deskin-Briggs, age 71, of Glenelg, MD, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Howard County General Hospital. Born August 14, 1949, in Smithers, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late William Reece Burton and Nellie... View Obituary & Service Information
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