Hrachik “Ricki” Bostwick, a retired businesswoman and registered nurse, died Wedneday from complications of lung cancer at her Cockeysville home. She was 87.
The former Hrachik Ghazikhanian who was born and raised in Isfan, Iran, was the daughter of Haik Ghazikhanian, head of transportation for the British-Iranian Oil Co., and his wife, Sandookht Tatevosian Ghazikhanian, a homemaker.
She was 18 when she moved to North Wales in Great Britain in 1950 in order to train as a nurse at Memorial Hospital, from which she received her nursing certificate in 1953.
Mrs. Bostwick then went to London, where she trained to become a midwife at the Royal College of Nursing, from which...