Audrey T. Boseman died Oct. 20 after a long struggle with cancer.
Boseman joined the business office at the Institute for Social Research in 1953 and was named business manager in April 1971. She retired last March.
Family and colleagues note that Boseman ³had a great flair and love for simple beauty that was reflected in her impeccable taste in art, design, her home and her clothes, and shared her business and artistic talents with many local organizations.²
She was a founding member and served on the board of the Ann Arbor Black Theater and also served on the boards of the UMCA, Planned Parenthood and the U-M Credit Union, and on the advisory committee of the Ann Arbor Public Library.
She served as president of the board of Soundings and was a member of the fund-raising committee while on the board of the Museum of Art.
Boseman was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Chelsea. She held a B.A. in business from Eastern Michigan University.
She is survived by her partner of many years, Jerry Schafer; two brothers, Edwin Taylor of Ann Arbor and Robert (Sharon) Taylor of Gainseville, Va.; by David and Sue Schafer; and by her nieces and nephews and their children.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Museum of Art or the Ann Arbor Community Center.
Submitted by the Institute for Social Research