Greenwich resident Elizabeth Tait Boultbee died in her home on April 19. She was 98 years old.
Boultbee was born in Canada on May 26, 1912. She was educated in Montreal and earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from McGill University in 1933. The next year she met her husband, Arthur Boultbee, a Shell Oil Company engineer from Toronto. The two married in 1935.
They moved to California after Arthur was transferred to Shells refinery there and over the next 17 years lived in four different cities in California, Curacao, Chicago and Cheshire and Essex, England. In 1952, Arthur transferred to Shells New York office. The pair crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary and settled in Greenwich.
Boultbee was active in community affairs until recent years. In the 1950s and 1960s she served on the board of directors of the Crispus Attucks Association, was a Red Cross Blood Bank volunteer and supported her children as a Cub Scout, Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was also St. Cecelia Choir mother at Christ Church. The Boultbees joined the Belle Haven Beach Club and later were active members of Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Boultbee was also a valued member of the Knollwood Garden Club. In the 1990s she took classes at the University Connecticut/Stamford in subjects like art history.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, and two brothers, Ewing and Alexander. She is survived by her three children, Anne B. Testa of South Salem, N.Y., Gordon H. Boultbee and wife, Tamara, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Marion Boultbee and her husband, William Smith, of New York City, three grandchildren and two great-grandsons. The family would like to express appreciation to Betty Caesar, Boultbees caregiver for the past nine years.
A memorial service will be held May 12 at noon at Christ Church Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth Boultbees name to the Seaside Garden Fund of Knollwood Garden Club, 16 Huckleberry Lane, Greenwich, or to Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich.
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