A licensed certified social worker, Amy Mohon is happily employed as the Director of Psycho-Social Service at Hospice of Texarkana. She has two daughters, Ellie and Audrey. Ellie is currently a freshman at Texas A&M University in College Station and is majoring in Engineering. Audrey is a junior at Texas High School.
Raising two fantastic, strong, funny and sweet young ladies is Amy Mohon’s proudest personal accomplishment. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fiancé while playing cards, traveling or cooking and enjoying a meal together.
Amy describes herself as “a little quirky and fun-loving.” She admits that she “loves deeply and loves Jesus which is a good thing because I’m far from perfect!” Her mother, Carol Boswell, has been her greatest influence throughout her life, and she strives to be like her daily. She explains, “She is a selfless giver with a servant’s heart of gold.”
Be kind to others; be true to yourself; make your wrongs right; and forgive yourself and others for their transgressions are words of advice that she would like to encourage young women today to live by. Her favorite life quote was used by her “Mimi” often: “It costs you nothing to give someone a smile and a friendly word, and you never know when it’s worth a million bucks to the receiver.”
Professionally, Amy is proud to be a part of Hospice of Texarkana, a non-profit organization that has started several open support groups to help others facing grief. She has worked for Hospice for 24 years and is also very happy to be a part of the care team there.
The way LEIGH DAVIS sees her ...
It is my honor to nominate Amy Boswell Mohon for this year’s Tribute to Women. Our friendship began 17 1⁄2 years ago as neighbors in the Kensington Park subdivision. I am able to recall the exact timeline because, the day we met, I was outside my home doing “light” yard work and noticed that we were both really pregnant. We became instant friends! Our children, Audrey and Walker, were born just two months apart and are both juniors at Texas High. Amy’s oldest daughter, Ellie, is a freshman at Texas A&M.
We enjoy having lunch together weekly at Kiwanis Club of Texarkana meetings, as well as, weekend lunches or shopping. Amy has been with me through ups and downs and is a genuine friend, always without asking anything in return.
Amy is very witty, intelligent, and greets everyone she meets with a smile and a kind word. Her caring and compassionate personality makes her a perfect fit for her 23+ year career as the Director of Psycho Social Services for Hospice of Texarkana. Through this great, selfless work, she has positively affected the lives of so many families. I truly admire Amy for the calming presence she brings to her patients and families, as well as to her friends. She has truly touched my life, and I am honored to call her a dear friend and, hopefully, a forever neighbor.
What did you imagine yourself being when you were growing up?
“I imagined myself being a journalist, reporting the news as it happened, in an accurate, unbiased fashion.”
What is the last gift you gave someone? “I ordered my fiancé a pair of western boots online that didn’t even fit!”
What is your favorite meal that you order regularly at a local establishment?
“I love to go to Amigo Juan and get the beef fajitas and bring in my own low carb tortillas and eat low carb fajitas! They’re delicious!”
If there was a movie produced about your life, which actress would portray you?
“Probably Bette Midler because she’s funny, down-to- earth and doesn’t mind looking goofy and laughing at herself!”
What is something unique about you that most people would not know?
“I am a counter. I sometimes count the letters in random sentences as people are talking.”
If you could trade places with any person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
“I think it would be fun to trade places with Martha Stewart for a week. I would cook delicious food for my family and friends, decorate and organize my house, plant a garden, and have plenty of money to do whatever I want to do!”
If you could travel to space, and it was free, would you go?
“Of course! I would love to see the world from a different perspective.”
What music do you listen to in your vehicle? “I mainly listen to talk radio, and when I change it to music, it’s usually music from the ’70s or soft rock.”