Lillian R. 'Goody' Boring, Homemaker

July 09, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Lillian R. "Goody" Boring, a homemaker and former clerk who enjoyed the rural life she found in Frederick County, died in her sleep Monday at a Hagerstown nursing home. The former Myersville resident was 100.

Lillian Ruth Stamm, the daughter of a butcher and homemaker, was born and raised in Arbutus. She attended Baltimore County public schools and worked as a clerk at Montgomery Ward.

After her marriage to Matthew Luther Boring, an Army Corps of Engineers draftsman, the couple lived in Silver Spring before settling in Myersville in 1950.

"She loved the country, and they had a couple of acres. She had deer in the front yard and liked watching the animals and feeding birds," said a granddaughter, Cindy Dunn, of Houston.

Mrs. Boring remained in her Myersville home after her husband's death in 1975, and had been in the nursing home for only a couple of weeks, Ms. Dunn said.

She was an accomplished needleworker who made ponchos and hats, which she gave away. "She also liked to cook and was known for her crab cakes, cakes and pies," Ms. Dunn said.

Mrs. Boring was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Myersville, where graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today..

Also surviving is another grandchild; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Her son, Matthew Herman Boring, died in 2008.

- Frederick N. Rasmussen

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