Lucinda "Cindy" Walser
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Chapel at Homewood at Williamsport
Lucinda Boss Walser passed away on August 29th, 2019. It was simply her time and we like to think she passed on her own terms. Everyone called her Cindy except her three devoted daughters who called her Mom.
Cindy was born April 23, 1926 in Albany, NY, the daughter of Benjamin and Helga Nordstrom Boss. Her father was a renowned astronomer, so she had many opportunities, like traveling by ocean liner to Europe twice when he had international symposiums.
She graduated from Smith College in 1947, marrying Rodney Walser a few months later. They had three daughters whom she dearly loved: Karen (Providence, RI), Lindy (Santa Barbara, CA), and Kristen (Bozeman, MT).
Over the years, Cindy taught preschool and kindergarten, worked in retail, and was a trusted real estate agent. She made a home and friends wherever Rod was transferred during his DuPont years. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for over 25 years, and volunteered at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Gift Shop as co manager. She was always involved with a church wherever the family lived and she and Rod served as Deacons and in other roles in Covenant Presbyterian Church for 4 decades.
Her love of music started in her youth when she gave piano concerts in their home, wrote catchy tunes in college, and produced cabarets for the Junior League when she was a young mother. She was an eloquent and witty writer who could always find the right words to say. She loved to travel, planning family vacations across the USA and later taking culturally rich trips to Europe and Asia with Rod.
Cindy made life-long friends who enjoyed her wit and sense of fun. She was the ultimate hostess, for friends, family and exchange students. She thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of her golf buddies at Fountainhead Country Club and the ‘Duponters’. She was a member of two book clubs, and the garden club. She kept her mind sharp by playing bridge and reading both the Post and the Herald Mail daily, and followed current events till the end.
Her two older sisters Marguerite Munier and Elizabeth Mitchell preceded her in death. Cindy became the matriarch of our extended family of cousins and will be greatly missed. She was generous of heart and a good listener with sage advice.
Above all, she was a fantastic Mother.
The family would like to thank the staff at Homewood and Lori Schmidt for their dedicated care and support over the years. Hospice was invaluable help in the last days.
A celebration of life will be held at 2PM Sunday September 29, 2019 at the chapel in the Community Center at Homewood, 16505 Virginia Ave, Williamsport, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cindy's name to Hospice of Washington County or your favorite nonprofit.
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