Boteler, Naomi Crigler
Birth: 1919-08-19 in Washington, DC
Residence: Cobb Island, Maryland
Death: Friday, December 03, 2010
Laid to Rest: Saturday, December 11, 2010 in the Holy
Ghost Catholic Church Cemetery, Issue, Maryland
Naomi Crigler Boteler, 91, died on December 3, 2010, at
the Charles County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in La
Plata, MD. Born on August 19, 1919, in Washington D.C.,
she has been a long time resident of Cobb Island.
She was a loving, kind, and committed wife, mother,
grandmother, and great-grandmother, and deeply devoted to family. Her husband of 68
years, Daniel Harmon Boteler, died in 2006. They both attended Eastern High (1938)
parents in raising their three children, Joan Marie, Mary Ann, and William James.
She was a strong matriarch. Her grandchildren were very devoted to her and she
enjoyed spending vacation time with them. She received great pleasure in entertaining
and cooking "grandma's" favorite recipes for them all. Her great-grandchildren were
also touched by her abundant love.
Last year, she enjoyed celebrating her 90th Birthday with many family members and
dear friends. It was a very special day of great tribute to her and, the loving memories
from that day have endured through her recent difficult months.
Naomi loved people as well as cooking for them. She was very active in many
organizations. A devout Catholic, her reverence to her Catholic faith was most
apparent. She belonged to Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Issue, where she was a
member of the Daughters of Charity. Also, she was secretary-treasurer of the
Democratic Club; and a member of the Homemakers Club of Charles County and was
1999 Homemaker of the year. In 2000, she won a blue ribbon for her infamous peach
pie in the Charles County Fair, and in June 200, she was the Grand Marshal of the
Cobb Island Day parade.
Naomi loved her many friends at Cobb Island and often would prepare some of her
delicious recipes to share with them. She was an amazing cook, avid reader, and
proud of her aptitude in solving crossword puzzles.
The family will recieve friends on Saturday December 11, 2010 from 9:30am until mass
time at 11am at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the Church
Survivors include three children, Joan Kans Ewing, of La Plata, Mary Ann Bivens and
son-in-law, Bill Bivens of La Plata, William Boteler and daughter-in-law Patricia Boteler
of Annapolis; a sister, Virginia Crigler Serroka of Madison, VA; eleven grandchildren;
Kevin and Martha Kans, Bobby and Lisa Kans, Douglas and Jennifer Kans, John Pike,
Teri and Heiddi Pike, David and Hanna Pike, Mike and Maria Pike, Eddie Bivens,
Donna and Jack Daily, Cindy Boteler, and Timothy and Ellen Boteler; and 19
Her parents preceded her in death; two grandchildren; Danny Boteler and Steven Kans
also preceded her in death. Her brother-in-law William Boteler and sister-in-law Mary
Carroll Boteler, brother-in-law Gerald Sebold, and numerous nieces and nephews also
Her life's journey has come to an end, and she has found an everlasting peace together
with the lord.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Ladies of Charity 15848 Rock Point Rd.
Newburg, Md. 20664.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.