Mrs. Grace Clark Bosdell, 87, formerly of Clemson, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Morningside of Lancaster.
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She was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Anderson, the daughter of the late William Simms Clark and Elsie Freeman Clark and was the wife of Francis Alvin Bosdell Sr.
Mrs. Bosdell retired from the S.C. public school system and Clemson University Athletic and Alumni offices. She later served as secretary for Pendleton United Methodist Church where she was an active member.
Mrs. Bosdell is survived by her husband of 68 years, Francis Alvin Bosdell Sr.; a son, Francis Alvin Bosdell Jr. and his wife, Melony, of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Deborah Bosdell Hegler and her husband, Joe, of Lancaster and Melissa Bosdell Wellman and her husband, Gregory, of Huntersville, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Ellen Clark of McClellanville; six grandchildren, Gregory Wellman Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, Jessica W. Merrey and her husband, Patrick, Lindsay W. McClintock and her husband, Justin, Francis Alvin Bosdell III, Martina B. Cathey and her husband, Michael, and Danielle Bosdell; and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bosdell was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold Clark, Cecil Clark, Ray Clark and William Simms Clark Jr.; and three sisters, Ruth Laudermilch, Hazel Bishop and Dorothy Mize.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Bosdell is 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Pendleton United Methodist Church in Pendleton by the Revs. Melton Arant and Mitch Houston. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends following the graveside service in the church fellowship hall.
The family suggests memorials be made to Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 2000, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 02481 or www.curealz.org.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Bosdell.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory
1800 Charlotte Highway Lancaster, SC 29720
Published in The Lancaster News on Dec. 15, 2013