Mary Van Houten


Mary was involved in a serious car accident on Sunday June 4th which ultimately claimed her life.

Mary's ex-husband, John Van Houten, indicated that the accident resulted in the loss of vehicle control and a fire which ultimately claimed Mary's life. She died in the emergency room of an Orlando area hospital. John indicated that the medical examiner thinks Mary may have had a stroke while driving her vehicle which caused Mary to lose control. If so, the medical examiner stated it is unlikely Mary would have suffered through the accident. She was unconscious at the time of her death. 

This is devastating news on every level. Next week she had planned to take a long-anticipated trip to Ireland on a Rick Steves tour. Later in the year she had a trip booked on a Panama Canal cruise. 

Mary's ashes will be laid to rest in a family plot near Coldwater, MI.

More information about the accident

A Tribute to Mary by Jeff Tucek