Elizabeth Ann McGraw, age 88, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital after suffering a debilitating stroke leading to pneumonia and COVID.
Elizabeth was born on February 15, 1932 in Vicksburg, MS. She was raised in Greenvile, MS where she attended St. Joseph high School and was class valedictorian. She took college courses at an American university while overseas. Elizabeth was fairly extensively traveled. She sailed to Europe, to be with her husband stationed in Germany, on a ship with her son age 5 and her infant daughter. While on board the infant developed pneumonia. Quite a harrowing journey for a young mother. She lived not only in Germany, where she was prohibited from travelling to Berlin for fear of kidnapping because she was the wife of an American officer, but in the Netherlands as well, in a house which contained a hiding place to prevent Jews from being rounded up and sent to camps. Throughout her adult life, Elizabeth worked as a legal secretary in MS, ND, FL and WA state until her retirement.
Elizabeth’s interests were varied; she took flying lessons, enjoyed playing cards, mah-jong, knitting, fishing, reading and board games.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Letchworth and Roberta Johnson Brocato Stein. She survived three husbands; Brady Fondren, Paul Boseman and Robert McGraw, her husband at the time of his death.
Elizabeth loved her children and is survived by them; son, Frank Boseman (Fondren), two daughters, Susan Caselli (Boseman) and Paula Peterson (Boseman) three grandchildren; Jennifer Scott, Alicia Hunter and Renae Metcalf, nine great-grandchildren; Nikki, Tom, Anna, Andrew, Titus, Noah, Isiah, Ezekiel and Gideon and her cranky little Yorkie/Chihuahua mix lapdog, Paco.
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