Bonnie Jean Bishop was born Aug. 26, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., to Russell and Jeannie Neil. She was raised in a large family consisting of two older brothers, David and Richard “Bubby” and two older sisters, Liz and Sandy. Bonnie also had three younger sisters, Brenda, Judy and April.
The large family moved all over the country, but finally landed in the great Pacific Northwest. Bonnie married and had a daughter, Susan and moved to Skagit County. They lived in Marblemount, Wash., and being no stranger to hard work, She worked with her husband, doing construction and building houses. In 1988, Bonnie relocated to Lewis County. In 1990, at age 40, Bonnie gave birth to twin boys, Nicholas and Anthony. They later moved to Winlock in 1992.
Bonnie had a green thumb and a love for flowers. She loved to cook and was a very talented chef. Her door was open to all and everyone was welcome at her table. Bonnie lived in Winlock for 26 years, until her passing at her home on First Street.
She is survived by her three children, Susan, Nicholas and Anthony; five grandchildren, Cody, Kayla, Peyton, Brantley and Bryar; plus many nieces and nephews.
She joins her mom, dad, brother, David and sister, Brenda in Heaven.
Memorial service will be held at Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, with a potluck reception to follow at Winolequa Park.