Mary B. Ostlund

Ostlund, Mary B.

Mary B. Ostlund, 93, died September 25, 2013 in Homestead, FL.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, Mary also grew up in Atlanta, Melbourne, West Palm Beach and Homestead. She graduated from West Palm Beach High School in 1937 and received a degree in Art, along with lettering in sports, from Florida State College for Women (FSU), 1941. Mary married Grant Ostlund, general contractor, and lived in Denver during WWII; Miami, where they raised five children; St. Armand's (Lido Key); and, after her husband's death in 1997, Bradenton. In 2009, she moved to Palm Beach Gardens and most recently to Homestead.
A well-known artist working in pastels, pen, colored pencils, oil and acrylics, Mary's art was displayed throughout the eastern part of the U.S. She was a member of the American Pastel Society and taught art in Coral Gables, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and Sun City. She and her husband were active volunteers at their children's schools and in their many after school activities (dance, band, cheerleading, sports, service and leadership clubs, Girl & Boy Scouts). A lifelong Episcopalian, Mary was a member of Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota and All Angels by the Sea, Longboat Key.
She is survived by her children: Dana (Roger), Karin, Mary, Holly, and, Grant (Claudia); grandson, Grant; siblings: Betty, Suzanne, Rebecca and Robert (Tallulah); and step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites remembrances through donations to Fisher Center Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 199 Water St., NY, NY 10038,
A memorial service will be held for family at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key, where her ashes will be buried next to her husband's.

Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 2 to Oct. 7, 2013