Buela Willing Twilley
SALISBURY — Buela Willing Twilley departed this life on June 16, 2012. She was born on March 14, 1913 in Salisbury to the late Mary Ann and Clayton C. Willing. Her husband, Milford W. Twilley preceded her in death in 1993, after 63 years of marriage.
Mrs. Twilley and her husband began building houses during World War II as starter homes for returning soldiers. Princeton Homes in Salisbury was one such development. They continued on, building residential and commercial properties throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.
Mrs. Twilley was a member of Green Hill Country Club, past president of the Alter Guild of Asbury United Methodist Church, the Ward Museum, The Wicomico Historical Society, lifetime member of the Junior Board PRMC Auxiliary, United Methodist Women’s Hanna Circle of Asbury Church, member of the Preservation Trust of Wicomico County, member and past president of Town & Country Garden Club.
She was the oldest member of Asbury United Methodist Church at the time of her death. Mrs. Twilley was an avid bridge player in Salisbury and Ocean City and the last member of “We Girls” Bridge Club. Her interests in Ocean City included memberships in the Dunes Club and the Ocean City Art League. She was also a member of Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club in Pompano Beach, Florida.
She is survived by her daughter, June Twilley Dashiell; three grandchildren and their spouses, Deborah Dashiell Everett and her husband, Michael, Robert Dale Dashiell, Jr. and his wife, Judy, Joseph Twilley Dashiell and his wife, Michelle; and nine great grandchildren, Matthew and Meredith Moore, Kate Dashiell Bounds, Joseph Dashiell, Jr., Morgan and Douglas Dashiell and Isabel and Anna Dashiell. She is also survived by her nephew, Rex Willing and his wife, Ruth and their children, Jackie and Rex.
Mrs. Twilley, and her husband, Milford, along with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Raynor donated the property which is now known as Pemberton Hall to the Historical Foundation & Preservation Trust of Wicomico County.
Contributions may be made in her memory to Pemberton Hall Foundation, 1147 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, Md. 21802 and or Asbury United Methodist Church, 1401 Camden Ave., Salisbury, Md. 21801.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church. A visitation was held on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at Holloway Funeral Home on Snow Hill Rd. and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, Md. 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.