Mary Bost Mary Ann McManus Bost of Belvedere passed away peacefully at home after a 2 year battle with Pancreatic Cancer on February 17th. Mary was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, on January 29th, 1940. At the age of 18 she traveled to England and trained at the Royal Canadian Red Cross, graduating with honors in Nursing. After moving to the States, she quickly rose to supervise the Johns Hopkins Hospital Neurosurgical operating rooms in Baltimore, MD. In 1965, Mary moved to San Francisco to work at Presbyterian Hospital, where she met and married Dr. Frederic Bost, and eventually settled in Belvedere. Mary is remembered as a woman of keen intelligence, a sharp sense of humor and a love for entertaining. Mary's roses and terraced gardens drew as much admiration as her gourmet cooking. A Master Gardener, she served on the Board for the Marin Garden Club. When she wasn't running marathons she put her energy into fundraising and reached out to help her children's schools, as well a host of groups, from St. Hilary's Church to the St. Stephens Church to the Marin General Hospital Raccoons. From hosting Crab-Cioppino feasts for the Guardsmen to working with Operation Rainbow in Guatemala and El Salvador, Mary's work touched the lives of many. But Mary will be remembered most for her dedication to her family and friends, for her indomitable spirit and her passion for living life with grace and generosity. Mary is survived by her children Kirsten (Ian) of San Rafael, Toby (Lauren) of Encinitas, beloved grandchildren Ashlin, Brendan, Molly, Cooper, Ella, Johnny, Mia, and Londyn. Mary also leaves behind her cherished sister and brothers; Betty, Patrick Joseph, Thomas, and Michael and many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews in Ireland, London, and Melbourne, Australia. A celebration of Mary's life will be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to be sent to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., #200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, www. pancan.org (memo "In Memory of Mary Bost") or Marin Garden Club Scholarship Fund, c/o S. Evans, 450 Palm Ave, Kentfield CA, 94904.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 2013