Elizabeth Prendergast Bushnell

  • Birth 24 Apr 1908 Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 2004 Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes will be scattered at sea outside the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Memorial ID 33238965

Bushnell, Elizabeth Prendergast
SANTA ROSA, CALIF. - Elizabeth Prendergast Bushnell, age 96, passed away in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, July 13, 2004. A native of Madison, Wis., she was a resident of Santa Rosa for 40 years. She was the daughter of Thomas F. Prendergast who was the founder of the Madison Candy Company 100 years ago. The site is now a Wisconsin state historic landmark in the Third Lake Ridge Historic District. Her mother, Anna Dunn, died when Elizabeth was just 8 years old. Elizabeth received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Wisconsin and taught briefly. She was married to the late Ralph J. Bushnell of Petaluma; they divorced in the 1980s. She was the mother of James Judson of Solana Beach, Calif., and Ralph William of MiWuk and Laguna Woods, Calif.; grandmother of Carl J. Bushnell of Porterville, Calif., Beverly Swingle of Escondido, Calif., Roxanne Bybee of Littleton, Colo., Cynthia Berigan of Arlington Heights, Ill., Sara Jackson of La Canada, Calif., James B. Bushnell of Piedmont, Calif., and Melissa Nelson of Hudson; and great-grandmother of 14. She was preceded in death by her sons, Frank Thomas and Dr. Donald Edward. At her request no formal services will be held. Her ashes will be scattered at sea outside the Golden Gate Bridge


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  • Created by: El Memorializer
  • Added: 25 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33238965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Prendergast Bushnell (24 Apr 1908–13 Jul 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33238965, ; Maintained by El Memorializer (contributor 47029561) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Ashes will be scattered at sea outside the Golden Gate Bridge.