Mildred Boaz

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Mildred Meyer Boaz, 81, of San Diego, Calif., died Aug. 5, 2019, at home.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis., she trained at Northwestern University and the Universities of Michigan and Illinois for a career teaching English, especially English literature. She was director of the Honors program and chair of the English department at Millikin University, Decatur.

A passionate amateur cellist, she played in the Bloomington-Normal Symphony among several others. Her musical focus shifted in retirement years to chamber music. An avid tennis player, her travels took her to each of the four grand slam tennis events and many more.

Bereaved family includes her husband, John; daughter, Julia; son, Andrew; and grandchildren, Trevor and Allison.

Memorials may be directed to the Poway Symphonette and the Rancho Bernardo Branch of the San Diego Public Library.

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