Mary Lee Beach Boscoe lived an inspiring 88+ years in Northern CA. Born in Sacramento, CA on January 27, 1935, she passed surrounded by her family on June 6, 2023. Mary is survived by her younger sister, Debbie, eldest son, Courtney, daughter, Andrea, and three grandchildren, Ryan, Cole, and Chloe.
Mary was the eldest daughter born to Basil Beach and Dorothy (Brown) of Sacramento, CA. Her sister came over three and ¾ years later. Mary took pride in her Northern CA heritage, which dates back to 1848 in Sacramento, CA. Mary was an active youth on her father’s ranch in Fair Oaks and Sacramento, CA. She had an adventurous childhood and as young lady where she learned to ski, fly, and hunt with her husband, Jerome Boscoe. She attended Sacramento high school and graduated in education from Sacramento State in 1957. Mary was the proud mother of her son, Courtney born in 1961 and her daughter, Andrea in 1962.
Mary fell in love with Monterey County and lived down there several times before finally settling down in Carmel Valley in the latter 20+ years of her life. While Mary and Jerome divorced, they remained relatively close throughout their lifetime. Mary first moved to Carmel with her two children in 1966 where she was a school teacher at La Mesa Elementary School in Monterey, CA. She made long time friends and while she left Monterey County, to raise her children in Santa Clara County in the early 1970’s, she never lost her passion for living in Monterey County.
After qualifying for her first loan on her home in Santa Clara county, she soon started embarking on her second career as a residential real estate investor in Monterey County in the late 1970’s and her final purchase was in Lake Tahoe, CA in January 2020. Mary retired from teaching after helping her children through their collegiate years in the late 1980’s.
Mary embarked on her second career as an active real estate investor for the latter 40+ years of her life. She was a proud owner and operator of her real estate properties in Santa Clara, Monterey, and Placer Counties. In 1995 through 2000, she became the proud grandmother of Ryan, Cole, and Chloe. She was active in each one of their lives and saw them embark upon their early careers in Architecture, Music, and Childhood Development.
While Mary was somewhat complex and extremely active in managing her real estate investments, she was also very active in her children and grandchildren’s lives. In her latter years, Mary enjoyed traveling to Europe, NYC, the Chicago, Tahoe, and many other places with children and grandchildren.
Mary will always be remembered as a caring sister, mother and grandmother, a good friend to many, an active real estate investor, a caring school-teacher, and someone who was always willing to try something new or retry in old skills / experiences. She will be missed by all, but we appreciate the time we had her as a part of our life and believe she was one of a kind.