Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Genevieve Bolding, first CSD manager passes away at age 87

Genevieve Bolding, ‘rock and glue’ of Marinwood CSD, dies at 87

A Mass for Genevieve Bolding is planned Saturday in San Rafael. (Jeff Vendsel/Marin IJ) 1999

By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal


A Mass in memory of Genevieve “Gennie” Bolding, who served the Marinwood Community Services District for 44 years as its manager and later as a board member, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Isabella’s Catholic Church in San Rafael.

Mrs. Bolding died May 12 in Roseville, Placer County, where she moved to be closer to her grown children. She was 87.
She had served as manager of the Marinwood CSD for 36 years, building it from its inception into a $2.5 million public agency. After retiring as manager, she served on the board for nearly a decade, stepping down in 2006.

Former director Cameron Case called her “the rock and the glue” of the community, building the CSD “from nothing to what it is today.”

“My family, community, and church have been the main focus of my life and I have served all three to the best of my ability over the years,” Mrs. Bolding said in a candidate statement when she ran for the board.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1929, She moved with her family to California when she was 12, then moved to Seattle as a teenager to live with her sister and finish high school. Returning to California, she attended San Mateo Junior College and San Jose State University, graduating in business administration. She worked briefly for the FBI before marrying Fred Bolding, her husband of 62 years. They lived in Marinwood for more than 50 years, raising four children. She was also active in the PTA, the Marinwood Association, the Waterdevils swim team and St. Isabella’s Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters Pat Bleckley, Sallie Sutter and Alice Greathouse; a son, Allan Bolding and eight grandchildren. See Article HERE

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