Lois J. Boesch, church leader
Published: November 3, Washington Post
Lois J. Boesch, 95, a former national president of the United Presbyterian
Women, died Oct. 15 at the Asbury-Solomons Island retirement community in
The former Wheaton resident had Alzheimer’s disease, said her son Harold
Mrs. Boesch held several local and regional leadership positions in the
Presbyterian Church before becoming president of the women’s group in
1967. During her three-year term, she represented the church on trips across
the United States and in Latin America.
During the 1970s, she participated in the interdenominational organization now
known as Churches Uniting in Christ.
Lois Hunter Judge was born in Berwyn Heights and grew up in Washington.
She graduated from Central High School in the District in 1933 and from
Wilson Teachers College (now part of the University of the District of
Columbia) in 1937.
During the 1950s and ’60s, she was a substitute teacher for Montgomery
County public schools. She also worked at the Woodward and Lothrop
department store in Wheaton, first in sales and then as public relations director.
Her husband of 64 years, Harold Boesch Sr., died in 2005.
Survivors include two children, Harold Boesch Jr. of Bristow and Kathryn
King of Towson, Md.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
— Emily Langer