Bonnie Jean VanPelt, 75, passed away Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. She was a long-time resident of Skagit County, Washington until she went to live with family in December 2011.
She was born on December 9th, 1943 in Seattle, Washington to Roger C. Moore and Agatha (Johnson) Moore. She was raised on the Warm Springs Reservation by her grandmother Isabell Palmer until she moved to Washington in the 1960’s
Bonnie lived life on her own terms, she loved the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, motorcycles, horses, cows, penny machines, crime shows, food, dancing, and traveling. She was an avid book reader, as you all know by her collection of numerous authors, with Nora Roberts being her biggest collection. She loved her tapes, she had a collection of so many genres, but soul and country were her favorites that she would often have playing, fairly loud
Bonnie worked milking cows during in Mount Vernon, Washington, and as a senior service case worker with Whatcom County Council of Aging in Bellingham, Washington. During the 90’s, she was a caregiver for family and friends and finally retired from Island Hospital as a CNA in Anacortes, Washington in 2008.
She is survived by her four daughters, Louetta “Toni/Etta” Bird (Anthony, Lona, and Jenny) and Tammie Felix (RaeAnn, Sarah, Kenneth, and Ashley), both of Portland, Oregon, Joanie Felix (Edward “Eddie” and Wyland) of Mount Vernon, Washington, and Tonya “Dude” Felix (Essence, Adrian, and Evangeline) of Conyers, Georgia; 19 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents Roger and Agatha, grandmother Isabell, sister Stella Jean, daughter Selena, and son Dana.
All arrangements and gifts of love should be sent in C/O Tonya Felix, 17316 SE Naegeli Dr, Apt #1, Portland, Oregon 97236
Our family wishes to thank you for sincere condolences and love!
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