Louisa Garnet Boggs Mar

March 12, 1921October 9, 2020

Louisa Garnet Boggs Mar passed away on October 9, 2020, in the presence of her four children. She was nearly 100. Born at home in Kentucky on March 12, 1921, and named after a paternal aunt, Louisa was the youngest daughter of John Milton Boggs and Hattie Pennington. She had nine siblings and ten half-siblings. It was Louisa’s great pleasure to grow up on a farm in Webbville, Kentucky. Later her family temporarily moved to Ohio, where she became the first in her family to graduate from high school. In 1940 she left Kentucky for work and settled in Seattle, Washington, where she became the first woman employed in Boeing’s Shop 61 during the early years of World War II. She married James S. Mar, a first-generation Chinese American, in 1943 at the Seattle Chinese Baptist Church on King Street. They were married 63 years.

Louisa was a longtime member of Kirkland First Baptist Church and resided in Bellevue, Wash., since the 1950s. She was an accomplished homemaker known for her delicious fresh-baked pies, and she volunteered at the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary; her church’s quilting group; her sister-in-law Ruby Chow’s Seattle restaurant; and hosted Taiwanese naval officers visiting Seattle. Whenever possible, she enjoyed attending the annual Boggs family reunion in Ashland, Kentucky.

Louisa was known for her sweet disposition, sense of humor, faith in Jesus, kind heart, and her quick ability to make friends.

She is survived by four children, Trisha, Rick, Wayne, and Jamie; five grandchildren, Steven, David, Chris, Michele, and Becca; eight great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Mar and their son Marvin Roach. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.


  • James Richard Mar
  • Wayne Alan Mar
  • Christopher James Loop
  • David Matthew Loop
  • Maxwell David Loop
  • Jett James Loop


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Linda Monroe

October 18, 2020

Jamie and family,

Remembering Louisa and a life well lived that touched others in beautiful ways. Sending you strength,
Wishing you healing,
and keeping you close in heart♥️and thought.

During this difficult time, may you find comfort in your 💕loving memories of Louisa,
support from those who care for you,
and peace from the faith that lives within your heart.💜

With heartfelt💗sympathy,

Linda, Ric and Marisa Monroe

Staci Severns

October 15, 2020

Auntie Louise will always be remembered for her most AMAZING apple pies. It was something I looked forward to eating at the annual Mar bowling alley Christmas parties. She always had a ready smile on her face. What a loving, gentle and peaceful person she was. While I am saddened at the hole that her passing has left for so many family and friends, I take comfort knowing that she is in the presence of the Lord and no longer beholden to the limitations of her physical body. And as Jesus is also my Lord and Savior, I know with certainty that I will see her down the road, when it's my turn to leave this place. Until then, Auntie Louise...

Ila Rice Hennig

October 14, 2020

I had the privilege of meeting Aunt Louisa and Jamie many years ago at a Boggs reunion in Ky. My mammaw, Jeanette ‘Nettie’, was her sister. She was a remarkable lady. And we’ll have a longer conversation when we meet in Heaven!! Love to her family, my Washington cousins!!
I’m sending a picture of my mother, Gertrude Blevins Rice.

Margie Holbrook

October 13, 2020

Aunt Louis was such a precious lady. I will always cherish the time we spent together while in Seattle ,and the time we shared singing together at cousin Cleoyn's.
Sending prayers dear cousins and all those blessed to have known her.
What a Boggs reunion there now must be! ♥️♥️♥️

Barbara Jacobs

October 12, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Louisa. She was an amazing woman and a wonderful, valued part of our family. We will miss her, but know that she is in the loving hands of her Father.


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