About MeMe Cosmetics

Who is MeMe?
The MeMe you meet at craft shows, farmer's markets, street fairs is not the "real MeMe" ... her name is Inger. A northwest native with a brain swirling with a love of chemistry, herbal medicine & aromatherapy. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, and 3 kitties (HappyTom: the black 6-toed panther, Biscut & Ribbon: "the orangies" who are brother and sister).

 

Who is the "real" MeMe then?

Marie Bojala, aka MeMe was born and raised in Gilroy, California to 1st generation Italian immigrants. She met & fell in love with Gordon Estes during WWII as she was studying to become an OB nurse. They married and had one daughter, Charlene who migrated from central California to the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s. Char had 3 daughters, Christine, Rosalynn & MeMe’s founder, Inger. MeMe retired from a 35+ year nursing career in the mid 1990s and moved to southwest Washington State to be closer to her daughter, granddaughers & great-grandchildren. Inger decided to name her bath & body company “MeMe Cosmetics" after introducing her first line of MeMe products to a friend in 2002. MeMe turned 93 in 2014, still living on her own with her polydactyl cat, Maya. She is a great inspiration and source of joy to all who know her.