So. Maryland Obituary Announcements
Browsing 4796-4800 of 13,280 results (page 960 of 2656 pages)
Boswell, Hazel Lorraine
Birth: Friday, May 25, 1934 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 79
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
Condolences: Click to View or Post
Click to see full size photo
Hazel Lorraine Boswell, 79, of Waldorf, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family, Friday, October 11, 2013. Mrs. Boswell was the daughter of the late Guy J. and Margaret J. (Bryan) Hamilton. Hazel was born on May 25, 1934 in Washington, D.C. and raised in Southern Maryland. She married the love of her life on July 18, 1953 in Marbury, MD.

She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 60 years, Clarence Lansdale Boswell Sr., and her children: Clarence L. Boswell Jr. and his wife, Emma of Mechanicsville, Larry D. Boswell and his fiancé, Sherry Bowling Rahm of Mechanicsville, Carolyn L. Hurst and her husband Gary of Waldorf; her grandchildren: Michael L. Boswell and his wife Christina, Ashley Boswell, and Shelby Hurst; great-grandchildren: Lacey Boswell, Kally Eusantos, and Michael Boswell Jr.

Her sisters, Shirley Wathen, Jean Costello, and Blanche Simmons, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. Her sisters, Helen Wright, Louise Gardner, Nellie Wedding, and brothers, James Earl Hamilton, Jerry Hamilton, and Bobby Hamilton precede her in death.

Family and friends were Hazel's delight and passion. She loved being a homemaker, and took pride in her home, raising her children, watching her grandchildren, and supporting her husband with the family business. She worked in the home-based office of C.L. Boswell Septic Services for 30 years.

It was the simple things around her that she never took for granted. Hazel was a very caring and compassionate person and a great listener. She loved to have fun and laugh, and was a very enthusiastic and great storyteller. She was always ready to go play bingo with family and friends, to go on family outings with her children, their spouses, and her grandchildren, and to go shopping at her favorite store, the Dollar Store, where she could stretch hard-earned money. She took joy in cooking, in canning produce grown by her husband, dancing up a storm to country music, and having sleepovers with her sisters all the way up to this current year. Hazel looked forward to watching her favorite T.V. show, Wheel of Fortune, each night with her husband.

She believed in the power and strength of the Lord and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing. Showing this and her sense of humor, Hazel wished her final outfit to be her pajamas so that she was ready to peacefully rest in the Lord.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, 10/15/13, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Raymond Funeral Home, 5635 Washington Ave. La Plata, MD where Services will be held on Wednesday, 10/16/2013 beginning at 10AM. Burial immediately following at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3165 Mattawoman Beantown Rd., Waldorf, MD.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Bowles III, Joe Bowles, David Murphy, Michael Boswell, Gary Hurst, and Eddie Cowan. Honorary pallbearers are Kenny Presgrave, and Freddie Bowles, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to "Fighting for Kayla", P. O. Box 645 Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Henry, Helen
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Friday, October 11, 2013
Condolences: Click to View or Post
Click to see full size photo
Helen Henry of Waldorf, MD, formerly of Uniondale, New York, passed away on October 11, 2013.

Helen was preceded in death by her son, Robert Eugene Hazel and her companion, Joseph Caligiuri.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen Irene Coller-Kimmel (Stan) of Mechanicsville, MD and Janet Lynn Coller Boswell (Rufus) of California, MD; grandchildren, Terri Lynn Sanders (Harvey), Christopher Webb Shriver, Daniel Jacob Shriver (Amanda); four great-grandchildren, Alexander Christopher Shriver, Cadence Ann Shriver, Gavin Hunter Taylor and Stephany Lynn Sanders.

Services will be private.

Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.

Kitching, Wellington Leo
Birth: Saturday, May 01, 1937 in Crisfield, Maryland
Residence: Owings, Maryland
Death: Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 76
Laid to Rest: in the Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Maryland
Condolences: Click to View or Post
Click to see full size photo
Wellington Leo Kitching aka "Willie" or "Wat", age 76, of Owings, passed away October 11, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Crisfield, MD on May 1, 1937 to Ernest Leo and Emily Frances (Evans) Kitching. He was raised across the Tangier Sound on Smith Island.

Willie entered the United States Navy in 1955 and served until 1957. He was stationed in Norfolk, VA and as well as other duty stations. As a young boy, he explored and learned the ways of the island and water. He followed the family and island tradition of going to work as a waterman.

As a waterman, he learned to navigate the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and Inter Coastal Waterway. The water was not only a livelihood, but a way of life. The water was a passion he developed and transferred to others. While working on the water crabbing in the summer of 1987, he severely injured his hand and had to retire from the water.

After recovering from his injury, he went to work installing commercial gas pipe at which he worked until entering semi-retirement in 2008. At this time, he worked part-time at Sneade's Hardware and Rod-n-Reel.

Willie first met Stephanie "Connie" Rogers in the spring/summer of 1977 and they were later married on May 2, 1987 in North Beach, MD at a pool side wedding. They resided in North Beach until moving to Owings in August 2004.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Joe Kitching.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie "Connie" Kitching; sons Gary W. Kitching and wife Karen of Crisfield, MD, and John M. Curtin of Washington, D.C. Also surviving are a brother Harry Kitching of Millsboro, DE, and a sister Pam Tyler of Crisfield, MD.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Alfonte, Mary Alice
Birth: Sunday, January 13, 1924 in Seattle, Washington
Residence: Owings, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 89
Condolences: Click to View or Post
Click to see full size photo
Mary Alice Alfonte, age 89, passed away October 10, 2013. She was born January 13, 1924, in Seattle, Washington and adopted by William and Florence Serruys of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Her childhood was carefree and adventurous. On her father's ranch she rode horses, participated in local rodeos, worked with prize-wining livestock, and famously insisted that her parents call a taxi for her every Sunday morning so she could go to church.

Her favorite hobby was designing paper dolls. At the height of the Depression, when Mary was 13, her well-to-do parents took her on an around-the-world cruise (on the Scharnhorst, later sunk by the Allies during WW II). For the rest of her life she never forgot seeing China, Japan, India, Europe, and especially Germany in November 1936, on the eve of WWII. She graduated high school at St. Helen's Hall (now Oregon Episcopal School) in Portland where Mary's energetic and good-humored nature led to friendships she faithfully maintained until the last years of her life.

After a brief marriage to Lawrence Ray, which produced two sons, William and Thomas, Mary moved to Hollywood, CA to work as a color coordinator for Dutch Boy paints. She re-married to Hal Kornell in 1949. They had two children together, James and Lorelei.

Mary decided in 1960 to pursue her dream of designing and building houses. Over the next 22 years she designed and built three houses in Thousand Oaks, CA, providing her family with beautiful places to grow up and thrive.

In 1972, Mary met Bill Alfonte and found her true love. After divorcing their respective spouses Mary and Bill relocated to Washington D.C. and married in 1973. They purchased a home in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and Mary obtained her Virginia Real Estate License. She was proud of the Jaguar sedan she purchased with her very first real estate commission check. Mary and Bill devoted every spare hour to bicycling, hiking, and traveling. In 1974, they bicycled across Denmark, Holland, and Belgium. They also took trips over the next few years to Nova Scotia, England, Germany, France, Bahamas, Greece, Canada, Japan, and many trips around the U.S.

In 1976, Bill suggested they take up sailing; after training at a sailing school in Annapolis, MD, they bought the first of their eight boats, a Cal 22 they named "Sunshine". They took up the boating life and for the next 35 years sailed everywhere, circumnavigating the United States, sailing the Mediterranean around the Greek Isles, making an annual trip to the Bahamas, and making treasured friendships everywhere they went. Around 1986, they got a Maltese puppy and named her "Chessie". From then on the trio were inseparable. In 1987, Mary and Bill designed and built their dream home on the Chesapeake Bay in Solomon's Island, Maryland. Mary and Bill spent many happy years there, enjoyed their friends and having cocktails overlooking the Bay every evening.

Mary joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoyed the job, especially an assignment as lighthouse keeper. Mary volunteered as a reader at Solomon's Nursing Home and was a faithful supporter of the Calvert Animal Welfare League, Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, and animal welfare causes in general.

In 1997, Mary and Bill bought a condo overlooking the Bay in Solomon's Island. They lived there devoted to one another until Bill passed away in 2011. Mary spoke and thought of Bill every day, and believed at the moment of her death that Bill and Chessie were coming for her on their boat and they would all sail away and be happy forever.

Mary is survived by her four children and by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

If you would like to honor Mary's memory, a donation to the Alzheimer's Association would be a fine tribute. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Haizlip, Katherine Teresa
Birth: Sunday, May 10, 1992
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 21
Condolences: Click to View or Post
Click to see full size photo
Katherine "Katie" Theresa Haizlip, 21, of California, MD passed away on October 10, 2013 in Lexington Park, MD. Born on May 10, 1992, she was the daughter of Mike Haizlip and Cindy Nelson and her husband Jay Nelson.

Katie is survived by her boyfirend Saxson Simpson, sister Chelsea Haizlip, grandparents; Charles and Gail Thompson, Rod and Gerrie Haizlip, Shirley and Jim Gregory, and Lannie and Phyllis Nelson. Aunts and Uncles; Chucky and Renee Thompson, Jennifer and Chuck Schwartz, Josh and Lisa Maggio, Lori, and Lynn Haizlip, and Amy Nelson. Cousins; Zach, Jeremy, Melanie, Gracie, Mason, Olivia, Carlie, Benny, Grace, and Lawsen.

Katherine graduated from Leonardtown High School in 2010 and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. Katie was known for her love of music, compassion for others, the love of her family was beyond words could ever say. She could always bring laughter to anyone around her; she will always be missed, and never forgotten.

The family will receive friends on October 16, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will follow at 5:00 PM with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will be private.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Browsing 4796-4800 of 13,280 results (page 960 of 2656 pages)

Return to the Obituary Main Page