Bonnie Rosalie Steinmeyer McPherson-Copeland

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

August 13, 1935 ~ March 19, 2011

"Mac's Girl" Bonnie Rosalie Steinmeyer McPherson-Copeland passed away in her sleep at her own Washougal home on March 19, 2011. Bonnie was born on August 13, 1935, in Washougal to Ernest H. and Cecile J. Steinmeyer. She was born and raised in Washougal, married Daniel Joseph McPherson, who was to the end of her days the love of her life. She travelled as a military wife and in those and later years during her marriage to Glover Copeland, lived a variety of places from Alaska to Florida, Illinois to Texas, as they moved for Glover's work.
Bonnie put herself through Business College in the 70's, earning a Bachelor's of Arts degree, then worked for the Auditor's Office and retired in 1995 with many commendations and awards. She managed her own life and she loved every bit of her family with no exception.
She always claimed Washougal as her home. Bonnie never met a stranger, was generous to a fault, and had a heart as big as Texas. She had friends old and new, she was a force in life here on earth and will be a force in Heaven while she's dancing with Mac and holding hands with her son, Donnie.
Bonnie loved the beach and never missed an opportunity to go play in the surf and sand. She loved her yard and gardens and spent a lot of time making them beautiful. She adored her dog, Casey, and they loved going for rides in the car together.
She is survived by her children, Vicki Noel-McPherson and Daniel (& Nola) J. McPherson, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Bonnie is also survived by her siblings Barbara (& Herb) Thurlow, Delores (& Don) Grubb/Crodle, Howard (& Pauline) Steinmeyer, Lyle (& Bonnie) Steinmeyer, Marjorie Joner/Pelletier, and sister-in-law Jackie Steinmeyer.
She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel "Mac" in 1954, her son Donald McGee in 1980, her brother Ken Steinmeyer and her sister Lucile Bruley.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 27, 2011
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