Bonnie Jean Minear

September 29, 1952November 15, 2018

Bonnie Jean Chase Minear lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on November 15, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA. Bonnie was born on September 29, 1952 in Hastings, NE, the youngest child of James R. Chase, Sr. and Wanda Whitney Chase. The family moved to Ojai, CA in 1954 where she grew up and attended local schools. 1n 1980, she moved to Santa Barbara where she started working foe Advanced Vision Science. She was still employed with them at the time of her passing. Bonnie loved spending time with her family, shopping, rainy days and drives to the beach. She also liked trips to Chumash. She was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, Jim and Wanda Chase. She is survived by her soulmate, Gene Marin of Santa Barbara, CA; sister, Sharon Chase Fritch of Seattle, WA; brother, James Chase, Jr. (Linda) of Ventura, CA; and sister, Angela Chase Stephens (Doug) of Oak View, CA. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Bonnie's life will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, located at 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura, CA.


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Tami V

November 30, 2018

Good bye for now my friend,
I will always remember back in the days of Surgidev taking our breaks,lollie gagging, enjoying each other's company.
I will forever cherish those moments in remembering Bonnie with her bangs that hit just above her bluer then blue eyes, it truly will be a void here at AVS but your legacy lives on, rest now my friend.

Martha Mattison

November 27, 2018

You will be missed dear Bonnie, I will always remember our time working at AVS, our talks, worries, laughs and so many memories of you that will remain in my heart. So long my friend, until we meet again!

Terri Myers

November 26, 2018

Auntie, I will miss you every single day. You are with grandma and grandpa, tell them hi and we’ll see you three in the future.
Love you to the moon, stars and back again....

Debbie Jones

November 26, 2018

I'm still in shock. What a battle you fought for sure. I will love and miss you forever. You were funny, witty, kind and loving. A huge loss and our family will not be the same without you. Keep the light on for the rest of us.

I love you,

Debbie your eldest niece.

Martha Salgado

November 20, 2018

My dearest friend Bonnie, I’m missing you so much. We laughed, cried together and cared for each other. Thank you so much mi amiga “Bonita”. Your presence may not be here but your memories will stay forever in my heart. Having you as a close friend for almost 38 years and working together at Surgidev/Advanced Vison Science (since 1981) has been a pleasure, so long my friend.

anthony edillo

November 20, 2018

I worked with Bonnie at Advanced Vision since 1994.
I will miss our daily talks and laughing with her.
She will be remembered and missed.