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02/28/10 - NNHS Newsletter -  Dot Boswick Greenman

 Dorothy Boswick Greenman
(10 May 1931 - 25 Feb 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news today.  Dot Boswick Greenman, Class of 1948, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at her home in Smithfield at the age of 78.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/28/10, 9:24 AM - "Obit.":

Hello Carol,        Sunday, Feb. 28, 10

In the NN Daily Press today is the obituary for 
 Dorothy Boswick Greenman, NNHS Class of 1948.  I remember her as the sweet-natured younger sister of my Classmate Marjorie Boswick Michael.  Marjorie and I went all through school together from first grade at Woodrow Wilson, then Walter Reed, and finally NNHS graduation in June 1945.

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, Fred.  In my Sunday morning haste, I missed it completely.

From the Daily Press - 02/28/10:

            Dorothy Boswick Greenman
    SMITHFIELD - Dorothy Boswick Greenman, 78, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 25, 2010, at her home in Smithfield.

Affectionately known as "Dot," she was preceded in death, in 2005, by William Garrett Greenman Jr., her husband of 52 years.

She is survived by her children, William Garrett Greenman III of Gloucester, Va., Anne Greenman-Siegel and husband, Chris Siegel of Beaufort, N.C., Guy Pruyn Greenman of Gloucester, and Carol Greenman Rowland and husband, Layne Rowland of Smithfield, Va. She is also survived by her loving sister, Marjorie Boswick Michael and husband, William Michael Jr. of Newport News, Va.; three grandchildren, Eliza Ann Greenman of Islesford, Maine, Alice Love Greenman of Poquoson, Va., and William Clay Rowland of Smithfield.
Dot Boswick Greenman

She was born May 10, 1931, to Guy Weston Boswick and Alice Juiliette Ward in Norfolk, Va. The family then moved to Newport News where Dot graduated from Newport News High School in 1948. She attended Longwood College and graduated in 1952 with a BS in Elementary Education. After briefly teaching school, she married Bill, with whom she raised a family and worked as partner and bookkeeper in their home building and remodeling business.

Dot was the nucleus of her family who instilled a sense of honesty, compassion, integrity and tolerance in her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted friend to many and mentor to her children's peers. Her determination to promote fairness, responsibility and respect touched all who knew her.

A longtime resident of Hampton, Dot sailed the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and family aboard their schooner Laura Ellen. They participated in Norfolk's Harborfest, Hampton Bay Days, The Great Schooner Race, and Opsail events in New York and Baltimore. She was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening, tennis and bridge. She had a great love of animals, supported many charities and volunteered her time to help others.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010, at St. John's Episcopal Church, in Hampton, and will be officiated by the Rev. Donna Mae Siderius.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 West Queen's Way, Hampton, VA 23669; or to the Animal Aid Society, 8 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press  from February 28 to March 1, 2010.

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February 28, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
~ Bunky Bull, Sea Island, Georgia

February 28, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Greenman’s from the Edmonds.

~ TishAnn Edmonds Schaffer, Mechanicsville, Virginia

February 28, 2010


What I remember about your mother is that she had a way of always making everyone feel welcome and she was glad you were there. She would spend the time to listen to our stories and our plans. She would laugh with us and show concern when we were concerned. She never said anything bad about anyone and saw the good in all. I think she knew what we were up to and sometimes knew some of us were “full of it”, but knew we would all end up O.K. She taught us all something in the way she treated people and cared for others. I know she was a great mother. I know this because I know her three kids. They all became loving, caring, happy and successful in their own way. She will be in our hearts forever.

What a lady!

Love from your friends,

Mike and Cindy Bingham

~ Mike and Cindy Bingham, Laurel Springs, North Carolina

February 28, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

~ Maria Fontes-Davis, Charlestown, Nevis

February 28, 2010

I will miss you, Grandma, and I will love and remember you always.

~ Alice Greenman, Toano, Virginia

February 28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. May you have an opportunity during the next few days to relive the many wonderful moments you spent with her during your life.

~ Pam Johnson, Washington, District of Columbia

February 28, 2010

Our hearts are with you.

~ Terry Brown, Beaufort, North Carolina

February 28, 2010

Our deepest sympathy.

~ Horatio Sinbad, Beaufort, North Carolina

February 28, 2010

Annie, I am thinking of you and Chris and your whole family. May your heart be comforted and full of loving memories. Your mom certainly raised a family, a woman, of true beauty. With love, Susan

~ Susan Ketchin, Beaufort, North Carolina

February 28, 2010

Annie, Carol and Guy - I have loved your mother all my life. She has lovingly held me accountable for a part of my upbringing, and I am grateful for that. She was an Auntie-mom in my heart, and I shall miss her deeply.

~ Marianne Rae, Cooperstown, New York


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Dot's family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words by Edward Hopper

Music by John E. Gould, 1871

Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."

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