Elizabeth Dripps Royer of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, who owned a summer home in West Falmouth, died May 27 at the age of 95.

She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Isabel Graham Ridgway Dripps and Harold Dripps. She was a graduate of The Baldwin School and Briarcliff College.

She wed Richard Bradley Royer in 1946.

Ms. Royer was active in the Junior League of Philadelphia, and for years was a docent at the historic Houses of Fairmont Park of the Philadelphia Art Museum. She was a longtime member of the Merion Cricket Club and the Colonial Dames.

From a young age, she participated with the Philadelphia Skating Club, becoming an accomplished ice dancer. In 1949, she and her three dance partners represented the United States in the “Fours” ice dancing event at the North American Figure Skating Championships, winning a bronze medal. She had also competed locally in Philadelphia and won 12 trophies in ice dancing competitions between 1959 and 1976.

Ms. Royer was an avid skier and tennis player into her 80s. She had a love of dogs and for much of her life was involved with the Humane Society.

She leaves three daughters, Mary Royer of Ithaca, New York, Susan Royer of North Falmouth and Isabel Welland of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Alexander Burdick, William Aubrecht, Sarah Aubrecht, Margaret Welland and Charles Welland; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William R. Dripps and H. Graham Dripps.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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