Goldie Ann Boggs Stargell, 99, of Green Creek Road in Schuyler, died on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Hospice House in Charlottesville.
She was born on October 30, 1911 in Buckingham County, a daughter of the late Walter Francis and Melissa Ann (Frame) Boggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Herman Tinsley Stargell; four brothers, Roland Boggs, L. Thomas Boggs, Cary "Ted" Boggs and Woodrow Boggs; two sisters, Lady Walton and Clara Leap; a nephew, David Boggs; and two nieces, Charlotte Ozmar and Rebecca Combs.
After graduating from Scottsville High School she received her teaching certificate from Longwood College in 1931. On her first teaching assignment, she rode her horse "Twinkle". She bought and then lived for over 70 years in the school house she first taught at in 1931. She enjoyed working and being friends with her co-educators. "Miss Goldie" enjoyed and loved her students and they loved her. She retired after 41 years of teaching in the Albemarle County School system. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Arvonia.
She enjoyed farming and gardening and her animals, and was especially attached to her chickens and guineas. Cooking and canning on her wood cook stove were her specialty. She liked to read and played cards for relaxation. She loved and was loved by her relatives, friends, neighbors, students, and acquaintances.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews, L. Thomas Boggs, Jr., Patricia Marks, Sandy Carpenter, Roland Leap, Donald Boggs, Linda Leap, Peggy Moseley, Diane Blackburn and Elizabeth Stargell; and a host of great nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville by the Reverend Peter Way. Burial will follow at Scottsville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice House, 501 Park St., Charlottesville, VA 22902.
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