Bonita Carr (1923 - 2014)

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  • "Aunt Bonnie. I will always remember the talks and laughter..."
    - Debbie Daugherbaugh - Daugherty
  • "She treated me as if I were one of her own and I loved her...."
    - Bill Giovannelli
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Bonita J. "Bonnie" Carr, 91, formerly of 7th Avenue, Brockway, most recently a resident of Egypt Road Brookville, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born March 30, 1923, in Mill Creek, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Leota May Calain Hamner. She was married on June 14, 1940, to Benjamin F. "Chappy" Carr. He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1993.
She was a member of the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway.
Bonnie had been employed at Brockway Glass in the Decorating Dept. until her retirement in 1981.
She was a loving devoted mother, and a "Kick-ass" grandma, who climbed Diamond Head Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1998 at the age of 75.
She was loved for her sharp, witty humor and infectious laughter. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family, especially on the 4th of July.
She was a competitive Yatzhee player and in her quiet time enjoyed reading.
She is survived by a daughter, Leoda (Theodore) Nalepa of Stoneboro; three sons: Abraham "Frank" (Ruth Ellen) Carr of St. Louis, Mo., David Carr of Charleston, Mo., and Stephen Carr of DuBois; 12 grandchildren: Matt Carr, Christopher Carr, Richard Carr, Thomas Nalepa, Daniel Nalepa, William Nalepa, Robert Nalepa, Russell Carr, Michael Carr, Tracy (Carr) Hidinger, Carrie (Carr) Klozar and Jennifer (Carr) Darrell. She is also survived by 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Wilda Hise and Edith Mundell; and one brother, James Hamner.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor David Nagele officiating. Committal prayers and burial will be held at the Temple Cemetery in Hazen.
Memorial donations may be made to the Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice.
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 268-2732
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2014