Anne Boswell of Hudson Ohio passed away on July 2, 2021 at the age of 61 while in Hospice care after a hard-fought battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Angiosarcoma.
Anne is survived by her husband Dennis and daughter Amanda, mother Joyce Ostrowske, brother Lew Smith, sister-in-law Marge (David) Johnson, sister-in-law Patti Davies, and brother-in-law Michael (Kimberly) Boswell. Additionally, she leaves behind cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, colleagues, and friends. She is predeceased by her father Donald Smith and several beloved family members and friends.
Anne was born August 27, 1959, in Ravenna Ohio and grew up in Mantua Ohio. While attending Crestwood High School, she was selected as the Mantua Potato Festival Queen, won the state championship baton twirling competition, and met her husband, Dennis. They were married on May 13, 1978. Following the birth of their daughter Amanda, Anne began working as a paraprofessional (teaching aide) in the Hudson City School District. During this time and while working with several wonderful educators, Anne realized her gift and passion for teaching. This realization led her to the University of Akron at age 48 to begin her bachelor’s degree in education where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012. Upon completing her student teaching, she taught in Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls, and most recently in Cuyahoga Heights. She also completed her master’s degree and obtained her endorsement for gifted education, as she spent most of her years teaching gifted children in the classroom.
Anne also energetically coached high school volleyball for 12 years in Hudson, Twinsburg, and Cuyahoga Falls, as well as several local JO teams. She coached many athletes and shared her love of the sport with them. In addition to her love of teaching and coaching, Anne enjoyed gardening, traveling, live music, keeping her cars in pristine condition, and sitting on her porch or deck with a cup of coffee and a good book.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday July 17, 2021 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 2113 Ravenna Street Hudson, Ohio 44236. Family and friends are invited to gather anytime between 11:00am to 11:45am and the service will begin at noon. Lunch will be provided immediately following the service, where all are encouraged to continue to celebrate and share memories. The Service will also be live streamed, please visit the church website (https://gloriadeihudson.org) for access to the live streamed service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Stewart’s Caring Place, Cancer Wellness Center (3501 Ridge Park Drive, Fairlawn OH 44333, checks made out to Stewart’s Caring Place) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (1404 Goodale Blvd Suite 200 Columbus OH 43212, checks made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital). Anne was so supportive of Amanda’s fundraising efforts for St. Jude and attended her first race in Memphis as the #1 cheerleader. St. Jude donations can also be made directly to Amanda’s page at heroes.stjude.org/amandaboswell. We will have boxes for each to accept donations if you prefer to bring it with you.
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