Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 4, 2013

Mary L. Perry Died Aug. 30, 2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Mary L. Perry, formerly of East Lansing, Mich., died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 30, 2013, in Traverse City. She was born July 20, 1920, in Lansing, Mich., the daughter of Andrew Langenbacher and Vera (Norris) Langenbacher.

Mary graduated from Lansing Central High School, attended Michigan State University where she was affiliated with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, graduated from National College of Education, and received her master’s degree from Columbia University.

Mary was active in a number of organizations including the Junior League of Lansing, Lansing Women’s Symphony Board, Town Hall Board, Matinee Musical and Wharton Center Inner Circle. She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Guild, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lansing. She loved animals and was a lifelong supporter of organizations dedicated to their welfare.

She is survived by two children from her first marriage: son, Robert Clyde Weed, Jr. (Linda) and his children Dylan, Alan (Meaghan) and Ashley; and daughter Carolyn Weed (William Rastetter) and her children Andrew and Clyde. In 1987 she married Fred B. Perry, Jr., who predeceased her in 2008.

There will be no visitation or service. At a later date the family will gather for a memorial service. It is suggested that any charitable donations in her memory be sent to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906.

Please share your memories of Mary with her family by way of her online guest book at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Traverse City.