Audrie Belle Bonnette

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Audrie Belle Fuller


Audrie Belle Fuller Bonnette, 93, beloved mother and grandmother, died on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Scott and White.

Audrie was born at home in Hosston, LA on December 1, 1920 to Patrick and Gertie Mae (McKinney) Fuller. She graduated from Centenary College in Shreveport where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta, and attended graduate school at UCLA.

She married Samuel Clyde Bonnette in Los Angeles in 1942 before Sam deployed to the Pacific Theater of WWII. After the war, Sam finished his degree at Texas A&M and the couple moved to Houston where Sam was a banker and Audrie taught elementary school for many years.

They adopted two children, Andrew Clyde Bonnette and Caren Audrie Bonnette (Hamilton) from the Edna Gladney Home in Fort Worth, and were blessed by the birth of Tod Fuller Bonnette in 1960.

Sam retired from Fannin Bank in 1974, and Audrie and Sam moved to Hosston, Louisiana, where they remodeled Audrie's birthplace and were active at Hosston Methodist Church. In Shreveport, Audrie was active in the Shreveport Rose Stitchery Guild and the Daughters of the American Republic."

Audrie's greatest joy was being surrounded by her family and friends. During her lifetime she also enjoyed gardening, cooking, needlework, tending their weekend farm in Evergreen, TX, and Texas Aggie football games.

She moved to Temple in 2002 to be near her daughter, Caren, and her family.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and her sons, Tod and Andy Bonnette.

Survivors include Dr. Bill and Caren (Bonnette) Hamilton; Kristin Hamilton of Austin; Dr. John Hamilton of Oklahoma City; Sam Hamilton of San Antonio, and Lisa Hamilton of College Station. She is also survived by her sister, Pattie Mae Hudson Smith of Tyler, TX; niece Paula and Dr. Joe Bates of Tyler; and nephew James Patrick Hudson of Katy; and their families.

Dossman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements in Belton. Services for Audrie will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, in Shreveport, Louisiana with Rev. Emile Rousseau officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent.

Audrie's family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Stoney Brook of Belton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hosston United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 326, Hosston, LA 71043.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport, LA (318) 222-0348

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Published in Shreveport Times on Aug. 10, 2014
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