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Bonnie Stockett

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Bonnie Stockett

Bonnie Stockett, age 89, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Las Cruces, NM.

She is survived by her daughters, Lynda Courtright and husband, Geoffrey and Barbara Morris and husband, Tom; seven grandchildren, Tomi Sundheimer and husband, Jay, Bobi Morris, Joachim Courtright, Carrell Courtright, Victor Courtright, Pearl Sukow, and Bryan Courtright; four great-grandchildren, Judah, William, Jacob, and Matthew; and other relatives and friends. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Bob Stockett in Feb. 2017.

She was born in 1927 in Pennsylvania and after graduation from high school, Bonnie enrolled in a nurse training school in New York City to aid the war effort. During the two year program, she met and fell in love with Bob. They were married in 1948 and began their family. Upon moving to Albuquerque Bonnie was a full time homemaker and the family of four enjoyed many happy years together. She worked briefly as a nurse at Presbyterian Hospital before joining Bob in their store, Howden Stationary Company, where they worked together for 15+ years. After retirement, Bonnie was able to pursue her passions for gardening and painting. She produced many beautiful pieces of artwork which she sold or gave away. Bonnie and Bob loved to travel in their trailer and were active in The Young at Heart Choir for over 20 years. She was active in her church, the Sunshine Garden Club , and Shooting Stars Square Dance Club which she and Bob organized. Bonnie was a devout Christian and a real "people" person. She loved spending time with family and friends. Bonnie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be missed deeply by those who knew her.

Friends may visit Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., with a Funeral Service starting at 2:00 p.m. at Albuquerque First Baptist Church, 4101 Paseo del Norte, NW. Pastor Garth Myers will be officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bonnie's name to the Young at Heart Choir, P.O. Box 92692, Albuquerque, NM 87199-2692. Please visit our online guestbook for BONNIE at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8, 2017
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