Bonnie Elizabeth Woizeski
August 20, 1922 ~ July 25, 2017
Bonnie left this earth with the same quiet dignity and grace that she blessed it with for 94 years.
Born in Spokane, Washington, she moved to southern California with her family when she was a child. The eldest of 5 siblings, she grew up predominately in Long Beach and met Tom, her husband to be, there when she was only 17. It was love at first sight and they married a year later. When WWII came along Tom joined the Navy and was deployed to the South Pacific. While he was serving, Bonnie worked to support their daughter Sandy and volunteered at the American Red Cross. When he returned they bought a home in Long Beach and had another daughter, Nicole. Over the years the family expanded by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who provided an endless source of pride and joy. When Tom retired they bought their dream home in Lake Tahoe and moved to the mountains.
Bonnie was an excellent student and was planning a career in music. She was blessed with a beautiful coloratura soprano voice and a gift for dance and theater. Throughout her life she sang in many organizations, including many years with the Long Beach Symphony Chorus.
She was a wonderful humanitarian, volunteering at St. Mary’s hospital in Long Beach and Barton Tahoe. She was very active in her church in Long Beach and Lake Tahoe into her 90’s.
She was an exceptional mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Her friendships lasted years and spanned generations. She loved her son-in-law John as if he were her son. Every young, full of joy, she saw the best in all of us.
Tom and Bonnie shared a love of the outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting. They also loved to dance and would frequently go to Disneyland when they lived in Long Beach and dance at the Pavilion. Once when they were there Walt himself came over to complement them! They shared a wonderful life.
After 76 years of marriage, Tom passed away in January and Bonnie followed him in July, together again, for all eternity, as it was meant to be.
Bonnie is survived by her daughters Nicole Park (John), and Sandra Wallin; granddaughter Darcie Part-Bissonnette (Mark); grandsons Nathan Wallin (Krystyna), Justin Wallin (Melia); great grandson Johnny Bissonnette; and great granddaughters Brigette and Celeste Wallin. Special thanks to Nicky, Theresa and Kathy, for all their love and care during my parents illness. They truly became part of the family.
A memorial service will be held at St. Johns in the Wilderness, 1776 US Hwy 50, Glenbrook, NV 89413, Saturday November 11th at 1pm