IN MEMORIAM: Lance Allen Ball Gifford‘69


The Reverend Lance Allen Ball Gifford, Class of 1969, has died at the age of 74. He was an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Maryland for nearly five decades, serving as the rector of St. John's Mt. Washington for 23 years until he retired in 2008.

Gifford was a graduate of McDonogh School, Washington & Lee University in Virginia, before attending General. Committed to a love of history, He continued to volunteer with the Diocese of Maryland in the archives department until his death. An advocate for community and faith throughout his life, he cherished the opportunity to engage with and counsel others.

Gifford is survived by Margaret McCampbell, his wife of 42 years; his two daughters, Caroline Adams and Meg Tucker; four wonderful grandchildren, Samuel, Ellsie, Henry and Zachary; and sister, Candace Bonney.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. David's Church in Roland Park.