First Posted: 1/30/2014

JULIAN — Bonnie Lee Mahler Metzger, 65, of Julian, formerly of Dallas, lost her long battle with cancer on Jan. 29, 2014, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, surrounded by her family.

Born Oct. 14, 1948, in Dallas, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Dora Kester Mahler. On Feb. 18, 1967, she married Daniel Donald Metzger Jr., who survives at home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Squier, Julian; two grandsons, James Paul and Daniel Charles, both of Julian; one brother, Roger Bellas Sr. and his wife, Joyce, Dallas; two nieces, Susan Brobst and her husband, Donald, Dallas, and Heather Myers, Tunkhannock; one great-niece, Tesia, Tunkhannock; two nephews, Glenn Hoyt Jr., Tunkhannock, and Roger Bellas Jr. and his wife, Denise, Drums; three great-nephews, Justin Brobst, Joshua Brobst and Garrett Bellas; one sister-in-law, Barbara Hoyt and her husband, Glenn, Tunkhannock; three cousins, Cheryl (Kester) Schechterly and her husband, Bob, Bloomsburg, Wayne Kester and his wife, Robbie, Dallas and Bobby Kester and his wife, Irene, Florida.

Visitation was held Feb. 4 from Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801; or to Centre County PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.

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