Doris Grace Rosalie Roth was the daughter of Joseph Gordon Grace and Mary La Velle Jones, and was a native of Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Grace and his family moved to New York City when Doris was young and her father pursued his career in commercial art. Doris married Elmer Eugene Roth (deceased) of Havre de Grace, Maryland in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during her youth. Doris was trained in voice at the Peabody Conservatory. She had a beautiful soprano voice and performed in concerts and in church and for weddings. Doris worked for the Department of the Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds for the General in charge of The Ordinance School. She was highly valued and presented many commendations.

Doris Grace Roth held a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and she earned a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.

The Roth’s had two daughters: Christine and her husband John Edward Bollinger, Jr., and Beth Ann Gregory Smith and her husband Mickey Smith (deceased). Doris is grandmother to Christine's four children Sandra, Patrick, Natalie & Marjorie, and Beth Ann's two children Tammy and Andrea. Doris was great grandmother to fourteen (“14”) great grandchildren.


  • Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192 (President General for Life)
  • National Gavel Society
  • National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede (Third Vice President General)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former Governor of the Maryland Branch)
  • Colonial Dames of America
  • Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America
  • National Society Daughters of American Colonists (Past National Librarian; past Maryland State Regent)
  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (former Historian and Lady of the Council in the Maryland Society)
  • Society of the Descendants of the Knights of the Garter, Great Britain
  • Jamestowne Society
  • National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry

Chivalric Orders

Mrs. Roth’s hobbies included hospital volunteer work, Ladies Club of Roland Park, she attended and supported The Church of The Redeemer in Roland Park, and supported all of the grandchildren and great grandchildren by attending their concerts, sports, and events.