Minnie Lee Ellen Chase

December 11, 1929 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Minnie Chase Obituary

Minnie Lee Ellen Chase (nee Dutton) lovingly called “Minnie Mouse” by her family died on November 21, 2023 at the age of 93.  Born December 11, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Sarah Clark Dutton-Hughes and Otho S. Dutton, Sr.  In 1947, Minnie received her high school diploma from Benjamin Banneker High School in Catonsville, Maryland.  On November 26, 1947 Minnie and Eugene “Happy” Chase were joined in Holy Matrimony.  She worked several jobs in Westminster, Maryland however, her last job was as a factory worker at Gould where she worked and retired from after 20 years.  

Minnie volunteered her time to give back to her community and served as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary for the VFW of Westminster, Maryland; an organization that assisted veterans and their families.  She also served as Treasurer of the Union Street United Methodist Church. In her spare time, you would also find Minnie in the local grocery store serving as a Taste Tester handing out samples.  Minnie loved the Lord and her church family and was a long-time member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Reisterstown, Maryland.

Minnie is survived by children Eugene T., Jr., Stanley, and Wendy Chase; her grandchildren Chaunda Stewart, Carrie Kelley, Brandon and Shaylyn Chase, and Charles Dorm; great-grandchildren Eirrac Kelley, Jzhy Thomas, and Kiara Stewart; Great-great grandchildren Skylar Clauser Chase and Sklyar Thomas; as well as numerous family members and friends. 

She was predeceased by her husband Eugene Chase, daughter Minnette Nokes (nee Chase), and brother Otho Dutton. 

The family will receive friends and family from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 13th, 2023, at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 91 Willis Street, Westminster, MD 21157, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Ambassador Blango Ross, Jr. officiating. Interment will be after the service at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery Owings Mills, MD. Online condolences may be made at

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December 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, P.A., Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Funeral Service
December 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, P.A., Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Interment following funeral service
December 13, 2023

Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
11501 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117


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