Mary M. Bonesteel, 69, of Maitland died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at her home with her family by her side.
Mary was born September 2, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of George and Elsie Measel. She graduated from the University of Michigan and was a Dental Hygienist for Robert Pellarin, DDS for over 30 years. Mary married the love of her life Don Bonesteel on July 24, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, and they moved to Central Florida in November of 1979 to raise their family. Mary and Don recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Mary was known for her lovely orchids that beautifully symbolize her beauty and resiliency. She tended to them as she did her family with love and care.
Mary was always health conscious and athletic - a championship swimmer in her youth, and an avid tennis player with friends throughout her life.
Mary’s reputation as a hygienist was well known by all. Her many patients became her friends. She had a lot of patients, all who will miss her dearly.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Don; two devoted children, Robert and daughter-in-law, Kim Bonesteel of Sanford, FL and Caroline and son-in-law, Mark Williams of Houston, TX; three cherished grandchildren, Timothy, Ryan and Madelyn and siblings, Margaret Kirchner and George W. Measel. A memorial fund in Mary’s honor has been established with Ascension Lutheran Church in Casselberry, Florida. Please contact the church office at (407) 831- 7788 for details. 6:00 PM at Ascension Lutheran Church 351 Ascension Drive Casselberry, FL 32707 on August 22, 2010 (map/driving directions) 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Ascension Lutheran Church 351 Ascension Drive Casselberry, FL 32707 on August 22, 2010 (map/driving directions)