Gretchen Cecile Bonnin

June 26, 1929February 8, 2018

Gretchen Cecile Bonnin, 88, of Welsh, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 26, 1929 to her late parents, Winfield and Lillian Whitman in Alexandria, LA. She taught French in the Jeff Davis School system for 20 years. She was Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters. She was one of the founding members of the Welsh Museum. She is survived by her five sons, Steve Bonnin and wife Rosetta of Galveston, TX; Sam Bonnin of Eunice, LA; Scott Bonnin and wife Gayla of Durant, Oklahoma; Stuart Bonnin and wife Tammy of Gulf Breeze, Florida; John Bonnin and wife Janet of Boerne, TX; five daughters, Susan Hinchee and husband Richard of Welsh; Sarah Bingham and husband Dennis of New Iberia, LA; Sylvia deFranza and husband Brett of Suwannee, GA; Barbara Wickham of Portland, Oregon; Dottie Miller and husband Don of Demascus, Oregon; one brother, Charlie Whitman of Lake Charles; 28 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Bonnin; her parents; one brother; Don Whitman; one sister, Marjorie Stinson; along with one grandson, Jason Bonnin. Services will be at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00am. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh, Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 4:00-9:00pm with a Rosary at 6:00pm. Visitation will resume on Monday at the funeral home from 9:00am until the procession to the church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Mausoleum. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes


  • Visitation at Hixson Funeral Home Sunday, February 11, 2018
  • Funeral Services at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Monday, February 12, 2018

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John Louviere

February 22, 2018

As a youth I spent many a day in the presence of ms Gretchen. She was such a gracious and welcoming woman. Even with such a large family there was always room for one more at the kitchen table. Too many memories to put in writing. She will be sorely missed by many. Most sincere sympathy to all of her family.

Mary Ann Granger Myers

February 12, 2018

Very sorry to hear about the passing of Gretchen. She was a lovely lady. God bless her sweet soul. Condolences to all family members.

Kenneth Bingham

February 12, 2018

Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.
Kenneth and Joan

Jennifer Andrew

February 12, 2018

A beautiful Angel has entered God's gates. I'm so sorry to Dottie and her entire family for their loss. Mrs. Bonnin was a huge park of my childhood. She was such a kind person. She will never be forgotten.
Please know that I am thinking about your family today . Hugs from afar. I'm sure you all have many beautiful stories to share. I will pray for comfort.

Ken Fontenot

February 11, 2018

I am very sorry to hear about Mrs Bonnin's passing and wish sincere condolences to the family. She was always very nice to everyone I ever saw her with, and had a great sense of humor in any situation. RIP to her and take comfort we will all meet on the other side again.

February 11, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. - Leann Farrell

February 10, 2018

Dear cousins, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful and special lady. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is with the LORD, her body and mind healed.We are keeping you all in our prayers. love Carol Barbin Mire, New Iberia, Louisiana

Darnelle Delcambre

February 10, 2018

Sarah & family - Our condolences on the loss of your mother. Keeping you in our prayers. - Darnelle & Ray Delcambre

February 10, 2018

So sorry for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14. A wonderful hope of seeing your loved ones again.