Mary Jacqueline |
HARLINGEN, TX. --
Jack was born May 3, 1925 in Lyford, Texas and passed away on March 16, 2014 in Harlingen, Texas.
At San Benito High School she was chosen most beautiful both her junior and senior years. She worked in her father's grocery business, rode horseback and had a passion for dance, performing often and later teaching dance. She attended St. Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. When she returned to San Benito she married L.T. Boswell, Jr. in 1948. They were married until his death in 2003.
She served as President of the Junior Service League of San Benito as well as President of the International 300 Club. She was a faithful member of the Chapter CW, P.E.O. sisterhood and served for decades on the altar guild of All Saint's Episcopal Church. She was also a long time supporter of the Gladys Porter Zoo and had many great times at Charro Days as a member of the Serape Club.
Jack was an avid deer hunter and was prone to buck fever every fall. She and Tol hunted together for over 50 years with one of her last kills being reported in an outdoor magazine when she was age 77. Jack and Tol travelled the world by land, sea, and air and were especially fond of Mexico City, Paris and Hong Kong.
Jack was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was devoted to her children and always supported them in their many and varied interests.
Jack was preceded in death by Tol and her sister Jean Maurine Jenkins.
She is survived by her three children Jean Arline (Tootie) Madden, Willliam Tol Boswell and his wife Diana, and Christopher Herbert Boswell and his wife Anita; her seven grandchildren Ross Madden, Justin Madden, Nicole Horstmeyer, Steven Tol Boswell, Megan Boswell, Thomas Boswell and Carrie Boswell; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, March 18th at 3 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in San Benito with the Reverend Judy Sessions officiating followed by burial at Mont Meta Memorial Park. A reception will follow.
Memorials in her honor can be sent to All Saint's Episcopal Church, Rio Grande Council -- Boy Scouts of America or the Gladys Porter Zoo.
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.buckashcraft.com
Arrangements with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home
Published in Valley Morning Star on Mar. 18, 2014