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October 20, 2023
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Bonnie Lee Wing (Coon) spent most of her life in Falls City, the place where she was born. She died at the age of 97, and it is difficult to try to sum up nearly a century of life and living into just a few words.
The word “homemaker” is the closest we can come to describing the life of this exceptional woman and a word that truly honors the life she led. Bonnie created a rhythm of the many small routines that gave meaning and purpose to her life - home cooked meals, a tidy home, and dedication to her family, her church family and her community. She maintained friendships over many years and many miles, and over time had to say goodbye to most of them, including her husband Buck and daughter Lisa in 2014. Bonnie resisted the attitude of things being disposable, and honored the usefulness of things she welcomed into her home. She cared for them and maintained them with an ongoing gratitude. “Once you stop doing things on your own, you’ll just stop,” she often said. It is with deep gratitude that we thank everyone who helped her to continue those rhythms that were so much a part of her happiness - from grocery shopping, to hair appointments, taking her to church, medical appointments, home maintenance and cobweb hunting when she could no longer spot them on her own.
Bonnie was the 8th child of William and Lottie Coon. and married her high school sweetheart, Byron “Buck” Wing on March 6, 1949. Told she would never become a mother due to medical challenges in her youth, Bonnie became the mother of 3 children - her sons Bruce and Mark and her daughter Lisa. Throughout their lives, she encouraged and nurtured their individuality and independence. She is survived by her two sons Bruce (Judy) and Mark (Kathy), 7 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren with one great-great grandchild soon to be born.
It was Bonnie's wish to be cremated and private inurnment services will be held at a later date.