Mollie J. Boatwright, 76, former resident of Margaretville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at the Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park, Florida.
Mollie battled ALS for almost nine years, in which time she wrote a children’s book, The Dreamin’ Tree illustrated by her 12-year-old granddaughter, Priscilla Boatwright. During this time period, Mollie also wrote a pamphlet on care giving titled, Are You A Dove?
Mollie was born on April 24, 1935 in Sodus, New York, the daughter of William and Mae C. Almekinder.
She was married to Rev. George B. Boatwright on May 23, 1955 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Rev. George Boatwright was the former pastor of the Margaretville Advent Christian Church from 1970-1976. George and Mollie still maintain many close friendships with several area families, connected with the church and the community.
Mollie’s family would like to sincerely thank the Advent Christian Church family members, and Pastor Hal Patterson and wife, Nancy, for continued prayers, cards and visits during Millie’s illness.
Mollie enjoyed hiking in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley, traveling, cooking, reading and family reunions.
She will be remembered for her Faith, her love of family and friends and her smile.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. George Boatwright, Live Oak, Florida; Stepson, George Olin (Pam), North Augusta, South Carolina; daughter, Barbara (Peter) Pellet, Saugerties; sons: Bill (Ana) Boatwright, Mt. Horab, Wisconsin, David (Hyon Suk) Boatwright, Seoul, Korea, and John (Donna) Boatwright, Ozark, Alabama; grandchildren, Jeremy Peck, Paul and Priscilla Boatwright, Amanda Boatwright, and Breanne Boatwright and a sister, Doris Millholland, Also surviving are sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Philip and Leo Almekinder, sister, Betty Clark, niece, Melody Clark and granddaughter, Sarah M. Boatwright.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Bixler Chapel, Dowling Park Advent Christian Church, Dowling Park, Florida.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Donations in Mollie Boatwright’s name may be made to the Margaretville Advent Christian Church, P.O. Box 545, Margaretville, NY 12455 or the Advent Christian Church, Dowling Park, Florida 32064.