Lucy Cargill Bonnington, 61, of Honesdale and San Antonio, TX, died|
unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Geisinger Community Medical
Center in Scranton. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Mark
Robert Bonnington, MD. The couple married on March 23, 1975 in Austin, TX.
Born on April 21, 1953 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late
Louis Harold Cargill and Florence "Patty" Barthell Cargill Myers. Lucy
graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, TX, with a BA in English
and later received her BS as a Physician Assistant at Baylor College of
Medicine, Houston, TX, where she was president of her class and graduated
She was an instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center and
over the years was a Physician Assistant working in the fields of child
neurology, family medicine, dermatology and cardiovascular surgery.
Lucy loved traveling, gardening, was a life-long learner and loved to cook.
She enjoyed music, organizing concerts and supporting local artists in any
way she could. Her favorite musician was John Lennon, who wrote "You may
say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
A warm, loving, outgoing, and selfless person, Lucy was known to go to the
Goodwill store and buy blankets and sleeping bags to give to the homeless
on the streets of San Antonio, TX. She often went out of her way to help
She is also survived by her son Colin Bonnington and her daughter Cara
Bonnington both of Philadelphia.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 17th from 12 to 2pm at
Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale. In lieu of flowers,
friends and family will be making contributions to the Dessin Animal
Shelter in Honesdale in her memory. (http://www.dessinshelter.com).
Published in Wayne Independent on June 14, 2014