Mary Elizabeth Aldhizer Boatright - SAVANNAH - Mary Elizabeth Aldhizer Boatright, passed peacefully from this life on November 19, 2012 at Spanish Oaks Retreat. Mary was born April 23, 1926 in Augusta County, VA. She joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp at age 17, and then served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain. She practiced nursing in hospitals including Redding, PA, Metter, GA and Roanoke, VA before retiring from Memorial Hospital in Savannah after 43 years of serving her patients. She was married to the late Rev. Guy R. Boatright, serving with him in churches in VA, GA and NC. Mary sang, played the piano and organ, and loved sacred music. She served as choir director to adults, youth, and children and especially loved to work with the infants and toddlers in the church nursery. She sewed all of her own clothes, gardened, canned her own food and liked to try new recipes. She was devoted to studying her Bible, each day, and had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Mary is survived by a daughter, Tina Boatright West and son-in-law Tommy (Bubba), two granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth and Katelyn Marie West, of Savannah; sister Alice A. Ward and brother James (Elaine) Aldhizer, both of New Hope, VA; brother-in-law Earl (Wanda) Boatright, sister-in-law Bessie B. Maddox and numerous nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at Spanish Oaks Retreat and Hospice for their loving care of Mary and her family. Graveside Services: 11 a.m. Friday in Hillcrest West Cemetery. Remembrances: The Gideon's International, 32 East Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, Ga 31406, phone: 912 - 927-9777. Savannah Morning News November 22, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2012