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Bonnie Louise Kearns, 84, of Anacortes, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 Island Hospital. She was born to Leroy and Vera (Jenkins) Hayes on March 19, 1930 in Seattle WA, and attended first grade in Mt Vernon, WA and the rest of grade school and high school in Bellingham, WA.

Bonnie majored in Home Economics and graduated from Western Washington College in 1950 and she did her student teaching in Sedro Woolley HS.

She married William L Kearns on August 19, 1951 in the Garden Street Methodist Church in Bellingham. Bonnie then taught school two years on Bainbridge Island. They moved to Boulevard Park in King Co. in 1952 where they had their family of four children.

In 1967, she moved to Kent, WA for 21 years, and resumed working in Covington as a teacher's aide and then spent the next 19 years working at Kent Meridian HS as a secretary in the attendance and registrar's offices. Bonnie ended up in data processing in the counselor's office.

In 1987, Bonnie and her husband retired and in 1988, they moved to Anacortes where they had a home built on their lot in Skyline. She started volunteering at the Island Hospital in 1994, attended the United Methodist Church, enjoyed playing pinochle with various groups and latch-hooked many beautiful hangings and rugs. One of her favorite things was traveling in North America and Europe.

Bonnie will be sorely missed by her husband, Bill of 63+ years, her four children: son Bill Kearns, daughters Susan Johnson (Lyle), Sandra Lehning (Doug) and Teresa Jockers (Charlie). She is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the United Methodist Church, 2201 H Avenue, in Anacortes.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.

To share memories of Bonnie please sign the online guest register at

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you
And whispered "come to me".

Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, and loving hands were put to rest....
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Rest in peace our beloved Bonnie.
--author unknown
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