Bonita "Bonnie" Pearl (Wilder) Lensegrav|
July 29, 1936 ~ December 28, 2013
Bonnie (Wilder) Lensegrav was born in Wapato, Washington on July 29, 1936 to Milton and Dorothy Wilder. She was the sister of Ernest "Bud" Wilder and half sister to Mark Stephens, LaJean Wilder Yates, and Brian Wilder.
She met and married Gerald "Jerry" Lensegrav on February 23, 1957 in Yakima, WA, where she was raised and graduated high school. They had three children: Bennett "Ben" (Jill) Lensegrav, Cheryl (Todd Marangon), and Robert "Bob" (Cheryl) Lensegrav.
Bonnie was a devoted Army wife of 22 years and the family traveled and lived in California, Washington, Oklahoma, Germany, Hawaii and finally settled in Burien where she raised her kids. She was a stay at home mom until 1973 when she went to work at Thrico Drug Store in Boulevard Park, WA. She loved working there and meeting and seeing the customers.
Bonnie loved to play card games, dancing, bowling, laughing, and singing. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family and grandkids. She was always the "mom to chauffeur" them to various school and after school events and enjoyed the time with her children and their friends.
Her family was always the most important priority in her life.
She is survived by her three children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, whom she will forever be together with now.
Closed casket services will be held at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent on January 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014