Mary Louise Bunaes
With great sorrow, family and friends announce her passing on February
21, 2008 while undergoing treatment for cancer in Prien-am-Chiemsee,
Born December 18, 1939 in Stewart, Nevada, Mary Louise Grinnell
attended schools in Carson City and went on to graduate with honors from
the University of Oregon, where she was a member of the local chapter of
Delta Zeta sorority and of the Mortarboard Honor Society. Following
graduation, she moved with her husband Bard Bunaes to his native Norway.
They subsequently lived in England and France before settling in
Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., where she devoted her considerable energy and
talent to a variety of organizations and causes. She sang with the
Sounddettes, an all-female acapella group as well as the choir at the
church of St. Barnabas in Irvington, of which she and her husband were longtime parishioners. An ardent sportswoman. She and her husband
traveled extensively and had many homes throughout the country.
In addition to her husband, Mary Louise is survived by three children, Hans
Paal of Jamestown, R.I., Erik Christopher of San Rafael, Calif.. , and
Christina Louise of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, two grandchildren, Mia
Louise and Jack Bard Bunaes, as well as three sisters, Charlene, Ramona
and Darlene, and a brother, Ralph Grinnell.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 1 at the church of St. Barnabas in Irvington, N.Y.