Margaret Yeatts Boswell

Margaret Yeatts Boswell

Margaret Yeatts Boswell
(1923-2012)

April 13, 2012

DURHAM — Margaret Boswell, 88, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Croasdaile Pavilion.

Margaret was born December 21, 1923, to the late Benjamin Reaves Yeatts and Madie Jones Yeatts. She married Julian Lincoln Boswell October 29, 1950, in Chatham, Virginia. Margaret spent her career in nursing, having been nursing director at Watts Hospital in Durham. she retired from John Umstead Hospital, where she had been a nursing supervisor. Margaret was a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1956, where she loved working in the church's nursery. She loved her family, took pride in her nursing career, enjoyed traveling, and socializing with a few dear friends and many relatives. Her faith was a constant source of strength.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Julian Boswell; daughters, Pamela Boswell Gunn and husband, Wilson, of Potomac, Maryland; Sanda Jenrette of Willimington; and Julia Hill and husband, Marc, of Rougemont; sisters, Patsy Hubbard of Dry Fork, Virginia, and Carrie Barbee of Arlington, Virginia; grandchildren, Lisa Bratton, Sarah Miles, Chelsea Taylor, Carie Graham, Daniel, Benjamin, and Rachael Gunn; great-grandchildren, Jacob Bratton, Karli Taylor, Ashley, Kayla, and Maddi Miles.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Joseph S. Harvard and the Rev. Marilyn T. Hedgpeth presiding. Memorial contributions may be made the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.


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