BONNIE L. WILLIAMS
August 1, 1932 ~ January 29, 2015
Bonnie L. Williams, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Jan. 29, 2015 at Highgate Senior Living. She was born Aug. 1, 1932 in Aberdeen, SD to George and Lois Stipek. As a child, Bonnie moved to Yakima, WA where she graduated from high school.
After graduating, she moved to New Jersey where she worked as a hat model for Bamberger's Department Store. She later moved to L.A. and worked as an executive secretary for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
After many adventures, Bonnie moved to Seattle, WA to be closer to her parents. While living in Seattle, she met the love of her life, Frederick. In 1964, they were married at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Seattle. Two years later, she and Fred moved to Vancouver for his new job. This is where Bonnie and Fred settled to start their family and where they chose to remain.
While living in Vancouver, she had several jobs. Over the years she worked for Maaco, Alcoa and Recovery Northwest. She was also quite involved in her church of about 40 years, St. Luke's Episcopal.
Bonnie was a real fighter. She fought and won two battles with breast cancer. She was an inspiration to other women dealing with breast cancer.
Bonnie is survived by her loving son, Brent (Mike Ross) Williams.
A memorial service for Bonnie will be held 11:00 a.m., Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Please share memories at www.VancouverFuneralChapel.net
Published by The Columbian on Feb. 4, 2015.