Marion Conrow Bostwick

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Marion Louise Conrow Bostwick, 79, of 36 Wilshire Drive, Asheville, died Thursday, October 25, 2007, at John F. Keever, Jr. Hospice Solace Center. A native of Delhi, NY, she was a daughter of the late Harry Alpheus and Mildred Deuel Conrow. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Charles Bostwick; a brother, Carl Conrow and a sister, Betty Mandella. Survivors include a daughter, Lucy Ann Bostwick Of Asheville; three sons, James George Bostwick of Pleasant Valley, NY, William Carl Bostwick and wife Nancy of Wappingers Falls, NY and John Harry Bostwick and wife Katrina of New Paltz, NY; a sister, Dorothy Ross; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, November 2, 2007, at St. George’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Fr. Tom Brackett officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Burial will follow later at Verbank Rural Cemetery in Verbank, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George’s Episcopal Church Educational Fund, 1 School Road, Asheville, NC 28806; John F. Keever, Jr. Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or to Habitat for Humanity, 30 Meadow Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Grandma B always showed all of her grandkids Love She always excepted us with open arms no matter what we were going through. I think of her and grandpa George every now and then and what they would think if they could see me know with my wife and two children.written jan 26 2008

  2. Jimmy, Lucy, Billy, Johnny and all:

    I just received word of the passing of your mom. I recall so many good times at your home with both of your parents watching us work on machine after machine.

    I would like to extend our deepest sympathy from my extended family in your loss.

    Michael Delehanty and family.

  3. I did not know Mrs. Bostwick but have been blessed to know her daughter Lucy. Lucy is a beautiful, giving, loving person which is a tribute to her mother.

    God bless and give the family renewed strength during this time. May the memories of your mother and loved one, Marion Conrow Bostwick be with you and guide you.

    Love, Pam Robison

  4. I loved my Aunt Marion. She was wonderful to be with as a little girl and an adult. She was talented, had a sense of humor and enjoyed every moment of her life. She was and always will be in my mind a full-blown optimist! What a great lady! I will miss her! My condolences to everyone. My love to you all.

  5. We shall miss you Marion and all of your thoughtfulness,gracious welcome into your home,the
    sharing of knowledge and pleasure you brought to our group.We are all grateful and enriched by knowing you.

  6. Aunt Marion will be missed. She was always bubbly, had a great sense of humor, and could brighten up your day. Her life brought so much joy, her passing breaks our hearts. Thinking of all of you.

  7. Dear Lucy and family,
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you strength in your sorrow.
    Diane Pratt
    First Presbyterian Church,
    Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

  8. Marion was a great friend and neighbor and a great maker of iced tea. She had a zest for life and had many interests including gardening, pottery, buttons and rug hooking to name a few. She was a joy to be around and will be missed by her many friends and family.

  9. Lucy,

    We’re thinking and praying for you & your family as you go through the death of your mom.

    With our love to you, Lucy,
    Ted & Kay

  10. Marion was a fellow button collector admired for her knowledge and leadership. She will be dearly missed by her friends in the Western NC Button Club and NC State Button Society

  11. To Bill, John, Lucy, and Jim – I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Aunt Marion was my ‘second mother’ and someone whom I loved very much. She taught me how to sew and encouraged me to explore my passions. She was fun, and talented and loving. She will be missed and remembered. I know that she did not want to leave this earth, but I am sure she will embrace heaven with great joy.
    Love, your cousin, Kathy

  12. Dear Lucy and Family, I was so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Thanks so much Lucy for calling me when Bill passed away. It was very thoughtful of you and I appreciated it very much. Pauline Egan

  13. Thinking of you during this time. Your Mom showed courage and strength of character during her illness. Your Cousin PAT

  14. To Marion’s children and their families, John and I send our heartfelt sympathy and love.
    As sisters little more than a year apart in age, Marion and I were not always on the same wavelength. But as we aged we kept growing closer together, recognizing and celebrating one another as individuals. Marion was so joyfully creative with a very ‘can do’ attitude whether it was putting up sheet rock, making bookshelves or slip covers, dyeing yarn and hooking rugs, or improvising a garden trellis from old oxygen tubing. It so delighted me a few years ago at a pottery-making studio in Asheville to see my sister buzzing around like a teenager. She leaves an empty place in my life, but she will always have a special place in my heart.
    Dottie Ross
    Rotterdam Junction, NY

  15. Marion was a loved member of the Wilshire Park neighborhood and we are sure she will be missed.We were residents of the area for 48 years and now live in Texas.

  16. Marion was a wonderful lady—and artist! I know my Mom will miss her terribly (Elaine Schenck). Love to all of you.

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