Maureen Ann Boston Boots

Maureen Ann Boston Boots

Maureen Ann Boston Boots


Maureen Ann Boston Boots,73, of Lisbon passed away peacefully at the University of Iowa Hospital on April 2.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom. Funeral Mass: Monday, April 10, 2023, at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Maureen was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Cedar Rapids to William Joseph and Mary Magdalene (Panek) Boston. She graduated from LaSalle High School in 1967. In 1969 she married Raymond Brown, who was serving in the United States Army. After his return the couple resided in Lisbon. Together they had three daughters, Angela, Rebecca, and Sara. The couple later divorced. In 1991, she married Richard Boots, where they continued to reside in Lisbon.

Throughout her lifetime Maureen had numerous jobs. Briefly she worked at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon before taking a job at the Mt. Vernon Optometry. She volunteered at the Lisbon-Mt. Vernon Ambulance Service where she obtained her EMT-A certification. In 1980 she worked at Area Ambulance Service as an EMT-paramedic. She taught numerous emergency medical classes at Mercy Hospital and University of Iowa. In 1989 she became the first female firefighter/paramedic at the Marion Fire Department while maintaining a part-time job at St. Luke’s hospital as a paramedic specialist on Lifeguard flight crew. In 2002, she ended her career at the Marion Fire Department while continuing her work at St. Luke’s as a flight paramedic until her retirement in 2011.

Maureen enjoyed playing the piano and organ, gardening, cooking and bird watching, in which she could identify every bird’s song. If you were ill, she always made her “special” chicken soup and included you in her prayers. She was extremely proud of her daughters’ and grandchildren’s accomplishments. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s events from the 4-H show, sports activities, and dance recitals. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a member of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She was a true caretaker to all and touched countless lives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Richard Boots; three children, Angela (Shane) Williams, Bronson, Iowa, Rebecca Brown, Cedar Rapids, and Sara Brecht, Hiawatha; two stepchildren, Richard (Jenny) DeJong, Smithville, Mo., and Nicole Boots, Waterloo; seven grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five siblings, William L. (Stacey) Boston, Diane (Gary) Novak, Marietta (Brian) Sippy, Teresa (Pat) McDonald and Benedict Boston; sisters-in-law, Stacy and Barbara Boston; brother-in-law, Merritt Robertson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Daniel and Francis Boston; sister, Elizabeth Robertson; cousins, David Slater and Tommy Kopernik; and many aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be given in her name to the Lisbon/Mt. Vernon Ambulance Service or the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.

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