A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

A celebration of life will be held October 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church at Buchanan Dam Tx

OBITUARY

Bonnie Cherry

April 20, 1929April 8, 2020
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Bonnie Nell Edens Cherry, an angel to all, passed away on April 8, 2020 after a 10 year battle with cancer. Bonnie and her smile, laugh, and loving ways will be sorely missed by her children Paula Crawford, Mickey Cherry, Kathy Tanaka (Wesley), and Vickie Smith, her six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Bonnie is predeceased by her parents, sisters Dorothy and Beth, and her husband Glyndon Cherry.

Bonnie was born in Rainbow, Texas on April 20, 1929 to Hazel and Jack Edens. Bonnie grew up picking cotton and doing other farm chores with her sisters in Antelope Flats and Hedley, Texas. She moved to Amarillo where she married Glyndon at the age of 17. Bonnie excelled at the job of being a mother to her four children, helping in schools, boy and girl scouts, church, and anywhere she could to support her children. Bonnie worked for 20 years at Sears and Roebuck where she became manager of the teletype catalog sales room. She was active in Beta Sigma Phi sorority where she was voted their "Sweetheart."

After retirement, Bonnie moved to Lake Buchanan with Glyndon, bringing her new windsurfer. She was always open to new adventures, working at the Texas River Cruise gift shop, volunteering with the LaCare Food Bank, and teaching water aerobics into her 80’s. In 2012 she received the East Lake Buchanan Auxillary Woman of the Year award. She and Glyndon square-danced for years and went south to Pharr, Texas for many winters. Bonnie stayed active in many groups including bookclub, Mexican train, bunco, and church where she made life-long friends.

Bonnie loved spoiling and playing with her grandchilden, Angie, Chuck, Kristyn, Chelsey, Zoe and Zach. They will miss their fun-loving Granny, but will remember vacations at the lake with Granny, watching her slalom waterski with her foot in the handle and arms in the air. Recently Bonnie got to meet her latest great granddaughter, so she met all eight great grandchildren, Emmy, Avery, Eden, Rex, Wren, Asa, Kensley, and Cora. They will grow up hearing stories of this amazing angel of a woman. We will all cherish the time we got to spend with our angel, Bonnie and imagine her waterskiing into heaven with both arms raised. A Celebration of Bonnie’s Life will be held on October 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church at Lake Buchanan Dam, Texas. Mask are respectively requested and some will be provided. Condolences offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church Buchanan Dam, Texas

    Friday, October 1, 2021

Memories

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Marjorie Bronk

September 28, 2021

Bonnie was my friend. She was part of our monthly Mexican Train group. You could hear her joyous laughter throughout the evening. She was energetic and graceful in her movements even when she was not feeling her best. She kept a positive outlook in life and was ready for any new adventure. She was so proud of her family and we shared stories of grand and great grandchildren. Her beautiful smile and bubbly personality have been and will be missed. Prayers and blessings to her loving family. I am glad she was in my life and my friend..

Jo Karr & Steve Tedder

April 16, 2020

Missing Bonnie: deep sadness, but wonderful memories!
Memories: windsurfing in the cove at 65;
Pepe’s margaritas in Pharr in the RV stories;
Square dancing every week with Glen in those cute outfits;
Teaching water aerobics at the YMCA at 80;
Frequent Happy hours, appropriately named with Bonnie;
Book Club, loved upbeat books, her last book was a Fannie Farmer;
Mexican train nights, couldn’t let Bonnie and Jo Witt sit at the same table or things got too raucous;
Trustworthy friend with whom to share secrets;
Most upbeat optimistic nonjudgmental person;
Love, love, loved her family and friends.
Missed by all of us. 😢

Kathryn Tanaka

April 13, 2020

The world lost a beautiful person this week, my Mom. I have always been so proud to call her Mom. I wished that all my friends could have met her. I know they would all love her too. Mom had more close friends than I will ever have. She was so loving and caring and fun that everyone was drawn to her.

She was the best mom for me being nurturing and caring and encouraging to a shy little girl. She let each of us kids be ourselves and helped us in every way she could. I really wanted my girls to grow up closer to their Granny but even though we only saw her a couple of times a year they definitely grew up to know and love this wonderful Granny.

She made sure we were a happy family, playing games together, doing silly charades, swimming together in the lake, going to get a cherry-limeade, feeding the ducks. She always seemed younger and more energetic than her age would indicate.

My Mom is my hero. She is the person I want to be like. I will strive to be as good of Mom and Granny as she was!

Kathy

Paula Crawford

April 12, 2020

There will never be another like her. Mom was so adventurous, fun, joyous, outgoing and loving. She graciously welcomed everyone into her life and into her home. She was always herself, never pretending to be more. She had a great smile and the thing I remember the most was her laughter. She laughed at herself just as much as at anything else.
She made friends where ever she was. When we were all in a cruise, we stopped at a port somewhere in Mexico for the day. We all took off in different directions for shopping, snorkeling and sight seeing. As we all started returning, we saw Mom and Dad sitting in a little open bar. Mom hollered at us to come meet her new friends. She had made friends with several people, many of them much younger, but they seemed to be really enjoying the company! That was the way she lived life.

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Biography

She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Bonnie will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Bonnie was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Bonnie leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories.