February 25, 1943 – April 30, 2021
Most knew her as Bonnie Rauchwerk Mullaney, only a special few called her Gram, and anyone brave enough called her Chicken Legs, age 78, passed away peacefully April 30, 2021. She was born February 25, 1943 to Bernard and O’leta Rauchwerk.
She leaves behind a very dysfunctional family that she was very proud of. Bonnie was world-renowned for her lack of patience, not holding back her opinion and a knack for telling it like it is. She always told you the truth even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. It was the school of hard knocks and yes we were told many times how she had to walk for miles in a blizzard to get to school, so suck it up. With that said she was genuine to a fault, a pussy cat at heart (or lion) and yet she sugar coated nothing. Her extensive vocabulary was more than highly proficient at knowing more curse words than most people learned in a lifetime. She liked four letter words as much as she loved Diet Coke and Oreo cookies. Everyone always knew where you stood with her.
She made the best cinnamon rolls, better than Cinnabon hands-down. The only rival to her sweet baked goods was her famous Fruity Chicken that fed family, friends and many Mormon missionaries. In 1980, Bonnie joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As her faith grew so did her passion for family genealogy. Over the years, Bonnie’s diligent pursuit found ancestors dating back to the 1700s. She was very proud of her accomplishments and often shared her best practices through teaching others to grow their family trees.
She will be sorely missed and survived by her children: Diane Binette, Tom Mullaney, and Susan Fuller, son-in-law Roland Binette grandchildren: Amanda, Katherine, Christopher(Diane), Nathan(Tom), Kayla, Nicholas, Hannah (Susan)and Stephanie (adopted by all) great-grandchildren: Izabella, Gabriella, Emma (Katherine), Liam, Logan, Declan, Dean (Kayla), Isaiah (Nicholas), Olivia (Hannah)
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May 21, 2021
When I was pregnant with my first son Logan, I had woken up around 1:30 p.m and I had went to use the restroom and when I got done, I thought my son Logan was pressing on my bladder cause I felt trickles down my leg. Then I walk towards my bed and a little more fluid started running down my leg. Sorry of this is TMI. But I called my grandma and she said" It sounds like your water broke, call Dr. Shanbour and see what he says and wants you to do. So I hang up with her, and I call my OBGYN, and he said come on up to the hospital you going to be admitted for delivery. So I call my grandma back and she said ok, I'm going to head up to Oklahoma, cause she lived in Texas at time, and she said I'm getting my shoes on and I'll be headed your way. When I get to hospital I'm already dilated to a 5 and my contractions were 5 min apart. I call my grandma to update her and tell her that the nurses and doctor said that I'm going to be going very fast with this delivery. So my mom was up there with me along with my brother, my sister, and a my sister's best friend whose like an adopted little sister to me and my roommate who was also my bff. I told my grandma what they said and she said, "Kay, don't start to push until I get there." Well, some time had passed and they came in to check me and I to was fully dilated and ready to have this baby. As soon as we were to start to begin to push my grandma barges right through the delivery room door and my mom and I were telling her you were just in time. Just having the memory that my grandma was there in delivery room with me with 2 of my pregnancies, and she got to witness her only grandchild to get married. There is not one bad memory that I have of my grandma. And there are just too many to talk about. The boys and I miss you very much Gram. And we will meet again in the future. I Love and miss you dearly.
Kayla Lynne patton (potter)