Maureen Elizabeth Boyd
1945 - 2020
Maureen passed from this world onto the next on Dec. 26, 2020. She was comforted and surrounded by her loving family & friends at her home during her final days.
Maureen was born to Eugene Carrol Aber and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Aber on April 06, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey. Maureen left NJ and migrated to Pasadena, Calif. in 1968 and eventually settled in Napa by 1971. Maureen had many interests, hobbies, jobs, and passions during her 75 years. She loved T.M., study of the Cosmos, the Dalai Lama, writing Haiku, Rosen classes, Hatha yoga, Yoga Nidra, Reiki and hiking/nature walking, especially with Eileen, Margit, Steven and Indy. Her various interests included photography, house boating vacations with family to Shasta Lake, Carmel Cottage visits, being near the ocean and many camping adventures to Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Rocky Mtns., Point Reyes and the Olympic peninsula over several decades. She loved to bake, cook and experiment with ideas.
Maureen received her M. A. in counseling in 1986 from Sonoma State and had certifications as L.P.C.C. and N.C.C. Over the decades, she had served in many capacities in Behavioral Health (counselor, case manager, therapist) in Napa and Solano Counties with older adults, transitional aged youth, families and the adult mental health populations. Maureen was awarded the Solano County Employee of the Year award in 1999. Her wit, wisdom, energy, feistiness, warmth, compassion and advocacy were always present and an opinion on any topic quick to come forth. She had a passion and love for life and a whimsical nature. Maureen loved to dance & shake her booty. She loved her music of the 50s-60s-70s, particularly, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, among many others. She supported and advocated for the disadvantaged, plus many children's and animal rescue efforts, the environment, politics and human rights for all.
Maureen is pre-deceased by her mother, father and brother, Eugene Cortland Aber and her beloved friend Margit. She is survived by her husband Steven M. (Boyd), her daughter Poppy and son-in-law Mike (Livingston), and her wonderful grandchildren Henry and Elizabeth "Lulu" Livingston and Echo (Smith). Echo's mother Fawn (Shrader) and Uncle Zach (Shrader); nephews Travis, Kyle and Tyler Aber, nieces Cheryl (Feyder), Krista & Erica (Hercek). Maureen leaves many cousins and extended family & friends with loving, happy memories and an appreciation for the wonder of life and all things. Her sense and presence of being in the world will be missed tremendously and the passion for those she loved is deeply felt. "The Purpose of our Lives is to be Happy" Dalai Lama. Because of Covid-19 no public service will be held until a future date.
Donations in Maureen's memory can be made to any environmental or nature loving effort or Collabria Hospice.
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