Kurtz

Mary Electa Myers Kurtz - aged 93, passed away on June 28, 2019. She was a beautiful, curious, funny and compassionate woman who inspired and cared for others throughout her life. She will be remembered for her laughter and joy of being surrounded by family and friends. Mary was born on June 22, 1926, in Detroit. She attended Mt. Morris High School, graduating in 1944. Always wanting to be a nurse, she began her nurses training that same year, age 17, with the United States Cadet Nurse Corp in Chicago, IL, where she made many lifelong friends. During her career she was a valued registered nurse and administrator of a number of assisted living facilities. For 14 years and until her retirement in 1977 she was the administrator of the McFarlan Home of Flint. She married Donald Russell Kurtz on May 22, 1948. They had three boys and three girls (David, Danny, Jan, Kelly, Page and Mary Ann). They were together for 70 years until Don passed away on January 2, 2019. The church played a large part in their lives. Mary and Don were much-loved members of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Fenton. After they retired, they became part time residents of Tucson, AZ and members at St. Paul’s Grace Church in Tucson, AZ. Mary loved flying and earned her private pilot’s license in 1970 joining the 99s, the International Organization of Women Pilots, soon after. Although she never did, her dream was to fly in the Powder Puff Derby, an all women’s air race across the United States. After years of battling Alzheimer’s, Mary died peacefully in Miami, FL with family by her side. She is survived by her children, David, Jan, Kelly, Page and Mary Ann (spouse Jonathan David Olsberg); niece, Nora Myers; nephew, Rene Myers; grandchildren, Heather (Rhett), Jennifer, Brandy (Laura), Nathaniel (Shaquanda), Todd Monge (Nicole), Ryan Monge (Jaci), Amber Monge, Shannon (and Annie), Shawn (Rocky), Courtney, Ellis and Lily; and nine great-grandchildren. Mary is reunited with husband, Don; her son Daniel “Danny” Mark; her mother and father, Melvina Charity, and Michael Earl Myers Sr.; Nora Esther (Myers) Morgan, Michael Earl Myers Jr., Janet Marie (Benedict) Kurtz (wife of David), Paul August Rinck III (husband of Jan Kurtz Serig) and David Ellis Barber (husband of Page). A Memorial Service to celebrate the lives of Mary and Donald will be held at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, in Fenton on September 17, 2019 at 11 AM.

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