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Bonnie J. Ryerson


1927 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Bonnie J. Ryerson Obituary
August 17, 1927 - October 1, 2010

On October 1, 2010, Bonnie J. Ryerson, also known as "Beautiful Bonnie", was called to her heavenly place by the Lord. Bonnie was a 60-year resident of Rolling Hills and Torrance. Born in Nebraska in 1927, Bonnie moved to Gardena at an early age, where she graduated from Gardena High School. She married her beloved husband of 61 years, Walter B. Ryerson and eventually moved to Rolling Hills in 1950. There they raised four sons, Ron (Kristine), Jerry (Nancy), Gary (Pam) and Kenny. Bonnie was heavily involved in PTA, Rolling Hills Little League and Palos Verdes Baptist Church. Bonnie made a career raising her four boys. Always in attendance at their baseball games, she could always be heard yelling, "safe by a mile." Only after all four boys were grown, did she find employment at Bank of America, Peninsula Center Branch as a teller/bookkeeper. Bonnie and Walter spent a lot of their free time as members of the Los Angeles Chapter of U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII and traveling in their motor home. After Walter's passing in 2007, Bonnie continued to be a member of The Wives of U.S. Veterans of WWII, Redondo Beach Parkinson's Group, Skyline Mobile Park Bingo Club and The Red Hat Society. Bonnie also found time to root for "her teams", the L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Lakers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter (2007) and son, Jerry (2001). She leaves behind brother, Jim Collins; sister, Glenda Hahn; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at A.M. Gamby Mortuary, 25001 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA. Burial service to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the U.S. Submarine Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2353, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Life holds so many facets - this earth is only one. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.


Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 5, 2010
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