Obituary: Mary Bronson Potter

Mary Bronson Potter
Mary Bronson Potter

Mary Bronson Potter, 94, of La Cañada Flintridge passed away on March 5 at her residence at Windsor Manor in Glendale, surrounded by her family and close friends.
Mary was born on Dec. 21, 1924, in Detroit. She was the second daughter born to Karl Bronson and Catherine (Dunn) Bronson. Mary married Edward J. (Ted) Potter of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on June 29, 1946, in Detroit. Both Mary and Ted attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The Potters moved from Birmingham, Michigan, to Deerfield, Illinois, in the mid-1950s. There Mary became a substitute teacher for elementary and junior high school students.
In 1964, the family moved to LCF, where Mary continued teaching until 1980. She was very involved with St. George’s Episcopal Church in LCF, including serving on the Altar Guild and volunteering her time at the charitable store, the Dragon Shop. She was invited to join the Assistance League of Flintridge shortly after taking up residence here.
Mary was a gregarious, caring and witty person. Her sense of humor and intelligence touched all who came in contact with her. She was well known for her terms of endearment, such as “Hi, doll” or “Thank you, sweetheart.” Her gorgeous smile and sparkling blue eyes brightened any moment, no matter the circumstances.
A few of the things that Mary loved to do in her free time were playing tennis, swimming, playing bridge and hiking in the foothills with all of the family dogs.
Left to honor Mary and remember her love are her three children: Patricia (Harold) Bosworth, Jessica Potter Gallavan and Bronson (Jane) Potter; four grandchildren: Catherine (Michael) Polish, Kyle (Kelsey) Potter, Brendan Gallavan and Evan (Kim) Potter; two great-granddaughters: Harper Quinn Potter and Emerson Potter, identical twins; step-great-granddaughter: Jasper Polish; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward, her parents and her sister, Jayne Goodsell.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Angels Episcopal church, 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, with Father Robert J. Gaestel officiating. Interment will take place in the Memorial Garden at St. George’s Episcopal Church in LCF on Sunday, April 28, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the ASPCA or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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