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Memorial created 08-27-2007 by
Toni Craigmyle
Bonnie M. Pierce
July 19 1935 - April 22 2007

 


The final days



♥Last pictures taken. She was in the Intensive Care Unit for 2 weeks. It was hard watching her fighting to live and to just breathe. I think we all knew momma wasn't coming home this time. Each battle she had with the congestive heart failure she became weaker. She had a strong will to live, even when the doctors would tell us she might not make it, she did. She had a pace maker, devibulator, put in 5 years ago, they told us then they had only bought her maybe a couple of years. Not momma! She'd say I'm not ready yet, and fight another battle. The ironic thing is she did fight the C.H.F this time and the pnuemonia, but her heart was to tired to continue this time and just stopped.♥
 


Her Family gathers to her bedside


Mom with her youngest son Rick, who came out from Winslow, AZ.

♥Our Mother entered into heaven on the exact same day her mother passed away 17 years before in the same hospital, almost to the hour and the rain was falling as they both left their earthly homes. Right up to the end Mom was trying to handle things, pulling me close to ask me to be sure to make a nice dinner, knowing her children were gathering to her bedside. Mom loved family gatherings, and would spend hours perparing a wondeful meal. For many years we hosted the Family and Friends reunion, ordering T-shirts, planning games, music, and food for months before. You could find her most days watching the video tapes of past reunions, as we no longer hosted them when Mom got so ill! She loved her family and kept all 6 of us together through the years! She will be missed terribly, but our comfort now is knowing she is free from pain, and suffering, and is now with family she has missed for so long! And if I know my Mom she is planning our reunion even now.♥
 


 


I lost a mother with a heart of gold
Who was more to me than wealth untold
Without farewell she fell asleep
With only memories for me to keep
I have lost, but God has gained
One of the best mothers the world contained
Her heart was the truest in all the world
Her love the best to recall
For none of earth can take her place
She is still the dearest mom of all
If she could have spoken before she died,
These are the words she would have replied
This life for me has truly passed
I've loved you to the very last
Weep not for me
But courage take
And love each other
For my sake.
 

My Condolences


Kim Sanders / Kim Sanders (X-son-inlaw) I was very sad when I herd of the passing of Bonnie,and would like to offer my condolences to all family members . I fully understand what its like to loose a loved one. However God always has a plan and even if we do not understand his timing,he must of had a need for Bonnie to join him. May God Bless you all and give you the strength ,courage and understanding,during this emotional and sad time. Again may God bless you all, All my  ♥ love Kim Sanders
 

I Remember


TO BE WELL & COMPLETE , SHE WENT TO HER HEAVENLY HOME / JERRI PENN I MET BONNIE WHEN HER SON , RICK AND MY DAUGHTER , DAWN DECIDED TO BE MARRIED . THEN THE MILES SEEMED TO BECOME TOO MANY AND TOO LONG FOR US TO BECOME CLOSE. BUT WE TALKED ON THE PHONE AND ENJOYED THAT . I FOUND THAT SHE HAD A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR , AND THAT WE THOUGHT THE SAME WAY ON SOME THINGS. AND GRANDMAS CAN ALWAYS FIND THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THIER GRANDCHILDREN. I APPRECIATED BONNIE AND WAS GLAD TO BE HER FRIEND. SO BONNIE, JUST KNOW, YOUR LIFE BROUGHT GOODNESS AND HAPPINESS TO MANY , AND YOU WILL BE MISSED. BUT IN GOD'S PLAN WE WILL MEET AGAIN.  ♥ JERRI PENNETYL
 

Forgive me


Good Bye MOM / Bobby Baugh (Son) Rest in Piece! I will be with you later. You gave me all the best love a mother could give a son that was hardly around and was so difficult to understand. Foregive me for all the pain, tears, fears, sleepless nites and the times you probley cried wondering where I was, And if I was alive and safe. Like a mother would do. I`m sorry! When it`s my turn and you come for me, There will be all the answers. I Love you forever and ever and ever Amen; Now that you are walking with me, Maybe I can start to get it right! ♥ LOVE BOBBY
 

Poem sent from her Brother Dean

 


Do not Stand at my grave / Dean And Kathy Dowell (Brother & Sister-in-law )

 

 

 Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond's sparkle in the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet bird's in circled flight
I am the soft star's that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

 

 

We'll Miss You


To our Mother and Grandma / Rick, Dawn &. Kids Ashburn (Kids & Grandkids ) YOU BROKE OUR HEARTS WHEN YOU LEFT US SO SOON BUT, GOD SAID IT'S TIME- COME TO ME, I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU! NO MORE PAIN OR PROBLEMS OR TROUBLES ABOUND- JUST COME HOME MY CHILD TO MY LOVING ARMS! WE MISS YOU AND WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS! RICK, DAWN, CORY, CHRIS, KAYLEIGH, AND CHEYENNE.
 

Mother


Mother / Terrie Baugh (2ND DAUGHTER ) Mother, God said, Bring her home, And sent your Angel, Knowing that, Brought a blanket of peace and content to my heart , Your angel was present and waited for you to say your goodbye`s. Then gently took your hand and quietly took you home, I will miss you mom   ♥Terrie
 

Mom's Obituary


BONNIE MAE PIERCE A memorial service will be held at the senior center's gazebo at 2750 Date street, Live Oak, CA. on thursday April 26, 2007, at 2 p.m. for Bonnie Mae Pierce 71, of Live Oak. She died April 22, 2007 at Biggs Gridley Memorial Hospital. She was born July 19, 1935 in Wilsonville, Nebraska. She was a homemaker and longtime resident of Live Oak. She enjoyed working in ceramics. She was proceded in death by her parents, John and Ada Dowell and two brothers. She is survived by her husband of 33 years Roy Pierce of Live Oak, CA; two daughters Toni Craigmyle of Live Oak, CA; and Terrie Baugh of Albany, Oregon; four sons, Robert Baugh of Eureka, CA; Kenneth Baugh and Keith Baugh, both of Linda, CA; and Richard Ashburn of Winslow,AZ; two brother's Dean Dowell of Tillamook, Oregon; and John Dowell Jr. of Springfield, Oregon; and one sister, Sharon Coleman of Florence, Oregon. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, three step grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Rev. Al Jolly of the New Beginning Church in Marysville, CA. will officiate at the memorial service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gridley Block Funeral Chapel.
 


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♥mom recieved alot of beautiful flowers from so many for her memorial. ♥
 

Mom's Finale Resting Place



♥This is our Mother's Final Resting place. She wanted to be cremated. So Dad and I have made a memorial to her in her bedroom. It looks a little different now, I need to take a more recent picture. We have added new Angels, candles, and pictures of those she loved around her. Dad says he loves being able to still tell her good morning and goodnight!♥
 


 

 


 


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