Mary Roy Bovenizer
June 10, 1918 – June 26, 2018
Mary Roy Bovenizer was born on June 10, 1918 in Paisley Scotland and at the age of 100, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Clovis, California. She was born to the late Jessie Logan and William Roy.
In Mary's early childhood, she grew up in Renfrew County Scotland and at the age of 10 she and her family immigrated to the United States. Mary excelled in school and was valedictorian of her high school class.
Family was Mary's passion in life. She always enjoyed the family vacations to Cape Cod, Virginia Beach, and the Jersey Shore but could not wait to come home. She loved being at home, being a mom, and spending quality time with her family. Her husband and children always came first. Being a mother and wife were her proudest moments. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family. She truly enjoyed her party.
Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, George W. Bovenizer Jr. and her brother, James Roy.
Survivors include her three children, George W. Bovenizer III of Jupiter, Florida, Bruce Bovenizer of Del Mar, CA, and Barbara Pierpont of Clovis; seven grandchildren, David Bovenizer, Mark Bovenizer, Beth Stinelli, Brian Bovenizer, Rick Bovenizer, Kristin Haydock and Ryan Pierpont; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Mary loved the fact that she had fourteen great-grandchildren and they affectionately called her Nana Banana.
The family would like to thank Cleo, (also known as "J Lo" to Mary) and the staff at Caring Heart in Clovis for her wonderful care in the last year of her life. A special thank you to Sandra and Maria who were Mary's "Go To" girls. We would also like to thank Hinds Hospice for their compassionate care in the last month her Mary's life.
A Funeral Service celebrating Mary's life will be held at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno, CA on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
- Graveside Service Friday, July 6, 2018
Mary Roy Bovenizer
Ryan and Julia Pierpont
July 1, 2018
We are so saddened and brokenhearted by the loss of Grandma Mary. She was such a compassionate, caring and selfless person who loved her family and friends very much. I’ll never forget all of the great memories over the years— from the childhood swim gatherings at her house, to the look on her face whenever Grandpa George would shout out politically/Mets related obscenities from his den, to the time we had to explain to her that a group of monkeys destroyed her car when we borrowed it to go to the Six Flags Safari. Or even more recently over Christmas dinner when Grandma had her new hearing aid and our oldest daughter Charlotte was being loud... so Grandma leaned over the table and told her “I’m turning you down!” and proceeded to turn the aid’s volume to low. So many happy memories that will never be forgotten.
She was the best...one of a kind and will forever be in our hearts.
Love, Ryan and Julia Pierpont
July 1, 2018
Sending condolences and a message of joy in the celebration of your dear mother’s life.
She is the poster girl for showing us how aging is done with great beauty and dignity.
My mom , Florence, was one of her “roomies” and Mary was so kind to her.
God Bless You,
Jan and David Edwards Family