Jean Fraser Boggs

  • Born: July 9, 1917
  • Died: July 10, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jean Fraser Boggs, 104, widow of William Lewis Boggs, Ret Col US Army, passed away July 10, 2021.

Born in Florence, SC. She was the daughter of Catherine Jervey Fraser and Clarence Anderson Fraser. Her first husband, Alfred J. Folger, survived the Invasion of Normandy, and was lost in action on D-Day plus three.

Jean attended Furman University in Greenville. While raising six children she was also involved in Garden and Bridge Clubs. She was an energetic volunteer at the polls during elections and in local hospitals.

From learning guitar in her 80's to line dancing to swimming, she embraced life and had many varied interests. Her sense of humor was often displayed by wearing outrageous costume jewelry. She had a happy, positive personality that brightened many lives.

A longtime active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, and later St. Anthony's Parish, she became a member at Christ Our King upon moving to Mt. Pleasant.

Jean is survived by her children, Taylor Folger Smith of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Alfred Folger (Mary), of Columbia, SC, Ellen Boggs McClure (Keith), of Alexandria, VA, Bruce Boggs (June), of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Lee Payne of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and William Boggs Jr. (Jill) of Murrell's Inlet, SC.; her grandchildren, Mary Fraser Royall (Lee) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Patrick McClure of Charlottesville, VA, Andy McClure (Julie) of Charlottesville, VA, Samuel McClure (Ashley) of Grant, AL, Mary Taylor McClure of Charlottesville, VA, Catherine Boggs of Merion Station, PA, Sarah Boggs Anderson (Thomas) of Atlanta, GA, and Elizabeth Boggs (Tyler Manley) of Denver, CO; and her great-grandchildren, Will, Dupre, and Mims Royall, Fraser and Eli McClure, James and Norah King, Boone, Charlotte, and Jack Anderson; as well as nieces and nephews, Frank League of Sunset Beach, NC, Joe Walsh of Mandarin, FL, Cathy Henderson of Mt. Dora, FL, and Jeanne Coleman of Naples, FL.

The Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Christ Our King in Mt. Pleasant at 10:00 am. The Rite of Committal will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roper St. Francis Hospital Foundation; 125 Doughty Street, Suite 790, Charleston, SC 29403 or your local chapter of The American Red Cross.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I just heard about Jean. I used to love her coming down for breakfast and to my desk at Sweetgrass...she had a wonderful smile, and quite the dancer..

Posted by Paula    September 12, 2021

We´re so sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman and inspiration Jean was. Sending love to the Boggs family.
(I´m picking back up my guitar. If Jean could start it at 80, I´m back in the game!)

Posted by Anne and Andy Greenfield - Other   August 10, 2021

Many fond memories of the Boggs family especially Ellen ,Lee and Taylor whom I knew best and that wonderful funny Jean. It was always a pleasure to visit at that stately Overbrook house which was always filled with joy and laughter. Blessings to all of you and I sure you value those longevity genes which Jean passed along to all of you. Wendell Cantrell Spartanburg SC

Posted by Wendell Cantrell - Spartanburg, SC - Friend   July 23, 2021

She was a blessing to work with and one of the reasons I will always love my job....she will be missed, sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends forever in the hearts of WELLMORE SENIOR LIVING

Posted by Seanashia Dixon - Work   July 19, 2021

We so enjoyed having dinner with your Mom and Annie every night at Wellmore. She was a delightful lady and we always enjoyed her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. We will miss her greatly!

Posted by Duke Prince and Diane Kelly    July 18, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to you all in this time of sorrow. God bless and accept this dear soul.

Posted by Bruce & Kathy Helms - Leesburg, VA - Friend   July 17, 2021

Sending all of your family and friends our warmest thoughts and deepest condolences. The Chanel's

Posted by Johnny Chanel - Great Falls, VA - Friend   July 17, 2021

I will always remember Jean, so well dressed, happy and smiling from the pews at St. Anthony's, she was a joy!

Posted by Karen Stavrakas - Friend   July 16, 2021

Dear Taylor,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a joy to talk to and to see at St. Anthony's! I often told my children, "When I grow up, I want to be like Jean Boggs!" She always had a smile on her she was up to something! During an "ask Fr. Pat homily", he was explaining the knots on his rope belt..."No money, No honey, Do as you're told". He went on to tell about how he chose to follow his vocation and the sacrifice of leaving his girlfriend. At the conclusion of his story, your mom raised her hand and asked, "What happened to your honey?" I can't recall his answer, but haven't forgotten your mom's question.
She lived a good, full life and has left quite a legacy thru her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed physically, but will live on in our hearts and memory.
Take care of yourself, Taylor! Please know my prayers are with all the family.
With Much Love, Ann

Posted by Ann Douglas - Greenville, SC - Friend   July 15, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on your mom's passing. What a lovely lady she was!! I admired her very much. She was always smiling, always kind, and a true model for others. Know that we are thinking of you!!

Love and prayers,
Pat and Bill Dillard

Posted by Pat Dillard - Greenville, SC   July 15, 2021

To the Boggs Family,
My deepest sympathy in the passing of your beautiful Mom. She was a special gracious lady that had the remarkable ability to make all those who visited her home feel they were part of the family. Many years have passed since I have seen you all, but the wonderful memories of those years in Overbrook continue on.
My best to you all during these difficult days,
Vince Perone

Posted by Vince Perone - Greenville, SC - Family Friend   July 14, 2021

Dear Taylor and Family,
So very sorry, Taylor, to learn about the loss of your Mother, Jean. I know you, and your whole family, will miss her dearly. Sending love, special thoughts, prayers and abundant sympathy to all of you now and in the days/weeks to come. May God's love, grace, mercy and blessings surround all of you now and always. May all the treasured memories and very special times together, Jean leaves behind for all of you to cherish forever, fill your hearts, bring you comfort and give you peace.

Posted by Karen Waldrop - Greenville, SC - Friend   July 14, 2021

Taylor, I send my sincere condolences in the loss of your sweet mother. I so enjoyed getting to know you two when you would bring her to Carpenter Brothers for lunch. Her wisdom and sense of humor always brightened my day.

Posted by Jane Fleming - Friend   July 14, 2021

Jean was our neighbor in Overbrook until we had to relocate because of John´s job. During our ten years on Overbrook Circle, Jean was like another grandmother to our son, also named John. Jean encouraged John to join a swim team, which forever changed his life. When we moved to Indianapolis, John joined his middle school swim team and then swam for his high school. Those friends with whom he swam continue to be great friends. Our family loved Jean! She was a great lady! Our thoughts and prayers will be with Taylor, Mary Fraser, and the rest of this wonderful family.

Posted by Cynthia and John Reid    July 14, 2021

Taylor and family,
What a Great Joy must have been in heaven upon receiving Jean. I was blessed by having known her and seeing what peace and joy look like. I thank God for her life and I see in her family the good fruit of her life. I´m sure you miss her. You all are in my prayers.

Posted by Yoli Garzon - Friend   July 13, 2021

Taylor, your mom was such a fun loving lady with a great smile!!! I am sure you will miss her but she is resting in the arms of our Lord.

Posted by Pam Chivers - Greenville, SC - Friend   July 13, 2021

Jean, you will be missed Even though you moved away,I still think of you often. Rest in eternal peace with the God you loved and served. ❤

Posted by Baldwin - Greenville, SC - Friend   July 13, 2021

Jean was a kind, energetic woman who was an inspiration. It has been t privilege to know her and her daughter Taylor. Rest in peace Jean.

Posted by Rita Larrivee - Williamston, SC   July 13, 2021

A woman of joy and friendliness
always ready with a smile and a laugh,
always eager to stand up and be counted.

She was a faithful parishioner
A kind and generous friend to the children St. Anthony School.

I have missed her since she left us, but I know we can all celebrate her reunion now with Jesus Christ.

My condolences, Taylor. You've been a wonderful daughter.

Posted by Mary McCarthy - Taylors, SC - Friend   July 13, 2021

To Taylor and Family: I send my deepest sympathy to all of you in this loss. I appreciated and loved Jean. She was an extension of the League family, and came to several of the dinners I hosted for them. Jean was most exceptional, and she always brightened my day. Eleanor and Jean Fraser have been wonderful gifts to those of us in the League family. You will remain close in my thoughts as you go through these days.

Devotedly, Margaret Ulmer

Posted by Margaret Ulmer - Greenville, SC - Family Friend   July 13, 2021

To Taylor and Family: I send my deepest sympathy to all of you in this loss. I appreciated and loved Jean. She was an extension of the League family, and came to several of the dinners I hosted for them. Jean was most exceptional, and she always brightened my day. Eleanor and Jean Fraser have been wonderful gifts to those of us in the League family. You will remain close in my thoughts as you go through these days.D

Posted by Margaret Ulmer - Greenville, SC - Family Friend   July 13, 2021

So sorry to read about Jean's death. I know she will be missed by all her family and friends in Mt. Pleasant as well as her old friends from Greenville.

Rita Zack

Posted by Rita Zack - Work   July 13, 2021

Sorry to hear of your loss. God bless your celebration of life. Jean was very kind and hospitable. Wonderful memories.

Posted by Robert Nimmich - Friend   July 13, 2021

I knew Jean Boggs only through her wonderful daughter, Taylor Smith. We had the privilege of working together at Buena Vista Elementary School, and I know Mrs. Boggs was a fantastic lady because her daughter is a fantastic lady. Taylor talked about her mother often, and always in glowing terms. May the peace of Christ and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family.

Posted by Sharon Hall - Greenville, SC - Family Friend   July 13, 2021

A great Lady, that lived a great life.
Always a smile, and so kind. She was loved by everyone she touched.

Posted by Billy Simon - Friend   July 12, 2021

We are all truly blessed to have known you Mrs Boggs. I am a better person. I will miss our days spent together having laughs and listening to your stories growing up with your best friend, Eugenia! You will be in my heart always. My thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family. Love you always.

Posted by Judith Whalen - GOOSE CREEK, SC - Friend   July 12, 2021

Family Album

Mrs Boggs loved listening to music and on occasion would dance!
Gigi with 2 of her great grands