Bonnie Jean Blacklock
February 4, 1919 – January 17, 2021
Bonnie Jean Blacklock, MD, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2021, at the age of 101. She was born in 1919 in a YMCA her father managed in Secaucus, New Jersey - delivered by a midwife. Three of her eight siblings didn't survive childhood - two of them dying of diphtheria. Her father, John Peachey, was pastor of the Congress Avenue Baptist Church in Austin during the depression. There she learned to love music, and at Austin High she learned to love science.
Bonnie Jean graduated in 1939 from Baylor University, where she was first-chair cello in the orchestra, and in 1963 from University of Texas Medical Branch - one of three women out of 150 graduates. She served as a physician for the citizens of East Austin in the Model Cities Clinics for over twenty years. She worked for the State of Texas as a Disability Determination Examiner until she was ninety-one years old. Meanwhile, she saw to it that her children and their children got to go to college and beyond. She was a constant inspiration to her grandchildren, who helped her raise chickens, goats, and rabbits in the large backyard - along with a huge vegetable garden. She was always cheerful, and her frequent inspirational advice to them was, "keep on keepin' on." She spent her last eight years with her loving daughter, Bonnie in Tuxedo Park, NY.
Bonnie Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David Blacklock, MD, and their son Dan. She is survived by son David and wife Sharon, daughter Bonnie and husband Michael, daughter-in-law Shirley Blacklock, sister Ruth Kittle, sister Elizabeth Peachey, thirteen grandchildren - Mark Blacklock, Jennifer MacDonald, Sean Blacklock, Lori Alexander, Jack Moore, Scooter Blacklock, JD Blacklock, Candace Sherman, Evelyn Blacklock, James Blacklock, Charlotte Blacklock, Rosalie Blacklock, and Gabriel Blacklock - and eight great-grandchildren.
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Bonnie Jean Blacklock
July 22, 2021
I loved, loved, loved, working with Dr. Bonnie Jean Blacklock. One of the first things she told me is that she would only respond to her full name as a child. Then, she filled me with excellent advice on how to write up my cases to the benefit of the client and the reviewing doctor. She told me about playing balloon basketball in her living room with one of her grandsons, and how she was pleased to be outworking most other doctors she knew. She was focused on making sure her grandchildren had many and varied educational opportunities. Their happiness gave her a purpose in life. She was a very loving, dynamic, and amazing woman. I felt very blessed to have met and worked with her for many years. Godspeed, Bonnie Jean Blacklock, you were an excellent doctor, as well as an excellent human being. I learned many things from you both professionally, and about life in the areas of loving kindness, loss, forgiveness, gratitude, and holding onto a love of life, no matter what age. Thank you. You will not be forgotten.
July 6, 2021
What and extraordinary soul this women was. I met her in 2003, she was full of life and always had a story to tell. She love to listen to the Gathers and often times you could hear her sing along. She was full of life and seemed to love everyone unconditionally not something you see in today's world. She will be missed greatly.
May 10, 2021
I worked with Dr. Blacklock at East Austin Clinic. I too remember her doing handstands in the office. The patients at East Austin were very lucky to her as their provider. God bless her!
March 7, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Dr. Blacklock for over 25 years! There are not enough adjectives to describe her. Dr. Blacklock was brilliant, caring, devoted, helpful, hilarious and overall spectacular! When she was around 70 she graced us with a handstand in the middle of the office, it was quite a sight. I have atrocious penmanship! I went in one day to consult and she gave me an impish grin and said, “I got this just for you!” She rummaged in the paper on her desk and produced a huge magnifying glass! She said,” I bought this at a garage sale for 5 cents, just to read your writing!” She was so very proud of all her family and loved to relate stories about them. She was hugely proud of her grandchildren for participating in the National Spelling Bee! During consults we talked about music, literature and her background. She was lovely! May she Rest In Peace and May your family rejoice in her very full and wonderful life! With great sympathy!
February 7, 2021
It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Dr. Bonnie for more than 20 years at DDS in Austin. I encourage anyone who would like to know more about her remarkable life and beautiful love that she shared with her dear husband, Dr. David Blacklock, to read her biography, Doctor in a Dress. God bless all of her loving family. All of those who knew Dr. Bonnie were fortunate and grateful.
Katherine (Blacklock) McDonald
January 24, 2021
Wow! What a legacy Aunt Bonnie leaves behind. We can mourn her passing for awhile
But will remember her faithful love and
Caring spirit forever.A special thanks to Bonnie
Dale and her family for caring for her all these
Years up in New York. I remember the last time that I saw her she had just gotten her new whole set of teeth! She did not like them too much I think. David brought her to see my dad, John king Blacklock and they reminisced for hours with chocolate chip cookies and coffee. Thanks for the love and memories Aunt Bonnie, you will be greatly missed, but I know that she is surrounded by tons of friends and family members in heaven..Love to all, Katherine❤️