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Rambam Mourns the Passing of Mrs. Bonnie Beutler

Publication Date: 12/4/2019 10:00 AM | by: Rambam

Mrs. Bonnie Beutler, who established the Ernest and Bonnie Beutler Research Program of Excellence in Genomic Medicine, administered by Rambam Health Care Campus, passed away over the weekend. She will be greatly missed.

(L-R) Ernest and Bonnie Beutler at Ernest's graduation, the day after their wedding on June 15, 1950. Photo courtesy of the Beutler family.(L-R) Ernest and Bonnie Beutler at Ernest's graduation, the day after their wedding on June 15, 1950. Photo courtesy of the Beutler family.

It is with great sadness that Rambam Health Care Campus announces the passing of Mrs. Bonnie (Brondelle May Fleisher) Beutler, wife of the late Ernest Beutler.

Mrs. Beutler envisioned and launched The Ernest and Bonnie Beutler Research Program of Excellence in Genomic Medicine, which is administered by Rambam. The research program was established to honor her husband, Ernest Beutler, by supporting high level genomic research projects of early to mid-career investigators with basic research backgrounds and proposals based on sound scientific hypotheses.

Dr. Ernest Beutler was one of the most influential and productive medical scientists from the 1950s to the time of his passing in 2008.

Her 58-year marriage to Ernest Beutler was exemplary of life partners committed to each other, sharing mutual goals, and living with a purpose beyond themselves. She leaves behind four children: Steven Merrill, a physician and infectious disease specialist practicing medicine in Redlands, California; Earl Bryan, a software developer and business entrepreneur in San Diego; Bruce Alan, Regental Professor and Director, Center for Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas; Deborah Ann, an internal medicine specialist in Pasadena; and eight grandchildren.

Beloved by both friends and family, Mrs. Bonnie Beutler will be sorely missed. May her memory be a blessing.