Mary Catherine Lambert Danielson, age 94 of Winter Park died July 4, 2018 at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Born March 29, 1924 in Bluestone, West Virginia she was the third of five children of the late Trula Faye Grady and Paris Harvey Lambert. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Bramwell High School, then went on to attend the Lewis Gale School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia. In 1943 she joined the United States Cadet Nurse Corp, and the last six months of school she was transferred to the United States Marine Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia where she worked and graduated in 1945. Mary remained at the Marine Hospital for ten years working for the U.S. Public Health Service before moving to Miami, Florida in 1955 where she joined the staff of Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables retiring with sixteen years of service in 1971.
In 1977, the Danielsons bought a retirement home in Quail Ridge in Boynton Beach and following Dr. Danielson’s retirement they made that their permanent home in 1985. They also had a home at Mountain Glen in Newland, North Carolina where they spent their summers. Where ever they were, Harry and Mary always enjoyed a round of golf, a game of bridge, and traveling.
Mary moved to the Winter Park Towers in 2002 where she enjoyed her friendships and became an active member of the Winter Park Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harry E. Danielson in 1989, a sister, Dorothy Lambert Kiser, and three brothers, Paris Harvey Lambert, Jr., James Ernest Lambert and John Grady Lambert.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Patrician and Stanley A. Dickinson of Winter Park; a grandson, Blair Dickinson of Winter Park; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Trula Dickinson Donley and Scott Donley, and Mary’s great-granddaughter, Catherine Tate Donley of Winter Haven, Florida. Other survivors include Pamela and Wallace Newlin of Osprey, Florida and Christine Sheppard of Alachua, Florida.
Funeral services will be held Saturday Morning, July 7, 2018 at 11 o’clock at the Winter Park Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Walter Jackson and the Reverend Emily Wasser officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception at the church following the service. A family committal service will be held in the Palm Cemetery in Winter Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made to the Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714, Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, Florida 32792.