Mary Bush Obituary, Salem United Church of Christ Has Sadly Passed Away

Mary Bush Obituary, Death – On January 10, 2023, early in the morning, Mary, a longtime Farmington community leader who now resides in Farmington Hills and was formerly from Farmington, peacefully transitioned into eternal life. She was 69 years old. Mary Bush was raised in Pontiac, Michigan, where she was born on February 2, 1953, by Harvey and Berdena Kathlyn “Tip” (Schram) Bush, who both passed away. Mary enjoyed the rewards of dedication, hard work, and enduring relationships with three pillars in her life: family, friends, and acquaintances.

Mary gave everything she had, whether it was for her beloved Salem church community, her work as a productive realtor, or her time and efforts on the Farmington City Council. Mary gave these three important areas of her life a lot of her personality and giving attitude. It’s been said that Mary’s longstanding Farmington neighborhood could tell by the sound of her laughter whether she was in the building.

She routinely discussed her religious views at Salem United Church of Christ with folks she had known her entire life, doing so with the same sense of humor, inquiry, and openness. In Salem, Mary was able to rediscover her vitality. Mary’s attendance at church, which was a high point of her week and a place where she could stay in touch with friends, was unaffected by anything.

During her tenure on the Farmington City Council, she was able to improve the community that she totally adored and would never consider leaving. The city council gave her the chance to show off her inherent leadership skills and take part in any plans for neighborhood betterment. Throughout her tenure in municipal politics, Mary maintained her optimism, kindness, and generosity of spirit, even when she disagreed with colleagues or members of the community.

Throughout her tenure in office, she served as both the mayor and a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. After Mary decided to resign from the city council in the 2000s, local authorities quickly came up with alternative choices for her, including serving on the Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees. Mary started her real estate career while still a high school student by working as a receptionist at the now-defunct Thompson-Brown Co.

There, she also started a lengthy, fruitful career in local real estate, where she also acquired her real estate license. We can now allow her generous and loving spirit to rest in peace. Other old coworkers and friends, as well as four siblings, Susan (Emily Humphreys) Bush, Jane Bush, John (Diane) Bush, and Becky (Dave) Rauser, are still alive. Additionally, there is a niece called Maranda (Michael) Johnson and a nephew named Ryan Bush.

Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her sister Kay (Ed Langois) Bush. Family and friends are welcome to attend a visit at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home on Thursday, January 12, from 1-3 pm. On Friday, January 13, at 10:30 a.m., Heeney-Sundquist will host Mary’s funeral service. Thereafter, a private interment will take place in Farmington’s historic Oakwood Cemetery.

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