Mary Margaret Bush, 46, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.
A native of Ohio, Mary recently returned to Ormond Beach from Homer, where she had lived for the past 12 years. Mary had a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and was a Certified Nursing Assistant. She took great joy in caring for her patients.
It was often said of Mary that she had a big heart and loved to give to others. Mary loved animals. She possessed a genuine talent for painting and sketching, with animals being her favorite subject. Her favorite verse in the bible is Isaiah 40:31: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Mary was preceded in death by her father, Herman Francis Bush. Surviving to cherish her memory are her mother and step-father, Sandra and Warren McGonigal of Satsuma, Fla.; her sister and brother-in-law, Emily “Kris” and Scott Light, along with her precious niece, Amanda “Mandy” Light. In addition she is survived by two uncles, Robert (Laura) Scheldt and Dave (Mary) Scheldt. She also leaves in Alaska her dear friend, Doug Toavs, along with longtime close friends in the Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach area.
A celebration of her life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in the chapel of Calvary Christian Center, 1687 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fla. The service was officiated by Pastor John Freeman of Calvary Christian Center.
Interment will be at a later date in Westerville, Ohio. Dale Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.