Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Felicity Stisted Passes Away
Felicity Anne Blaney Moggridge Stisted, "Flee" to all who knew her, died suddenly Friday, August 2nd at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, surrounded by her family.
Flee was born to British parents in Nairobi, Kenya and spent a happy childhood living with her grandparents, riding horses, playing tennis, and attending Limuru Girls School.
As an adult, she returned to England to work for the British Horse Society. She and her future husband, Charles Stisted, left England in 1967 on a sailboat named "Sheldrake" to sail to Mombasa. However, the Suez Canal had been blown up so they headed west instead. They got married and had two children, Jennifer and John, in Grand Bahama, then found their way to Solomon's Island, Maryland.
In 1974, they bought a farm in Davidsonville, Maryland. Flee ran her own horse farm, worked at Maryland racetracks for many years, and was a licensed owner-trainer. Known for her love of animals, Flee had a contagious sense of humor and a relentless positivity that touched all who had the good fortune to know her. Flee truly lived up to her name, "Felicity."
Flee is survived by her husband Charles Stisted, her children, Jennifer Stisted (Scott Lake) and John Stisted (Kathy Harrison Stisted), three grandchildren, John Henry, Cora, and Nathaniel, and two sisters, Caroline Moggridge Watson, and Anna Moggridge Biggs.
A memorial service will be held October 19 at 11am at All Hallows Brick Church, 3604 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater MD. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Retired Racehorse Training Project at www.retiredracehorsetraining.org