On Friday, Sept. 4, surrounded by her adoring family, Bonnie fell into the arms of Jesus. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren remain to carry on her legacy.
Her children are Gayla (Marvin) Shreffler, Eddie (Nancy) Whetstone, Christy (Dave) Lycan, and Bonnie Jean (Alan) Bingaman.
Her grandchildren, the joy of her life, are Charla (Drew) Romero, David Allen (Melissa) Lycan, Raymond (Brooke) Bingaman, Eric (Rebecca) Lamb, Kevin (Mikkayla) Bingaman, and Sundee (Keldon) Schaffer. Her ten great-grandchildren also remain: McKenzie Romero, Megan Romero, Marcus Romero, Micaiah Lamb, Blaire Lycan, Rhys Romero, Brooks Lycan, Selah Lamb, Bree Lycan, Beniah Lamb, and Zoey Bingaman. She also has many nieces and nephews still among us.
Bonnie joined her parents, as well as her ten brothers and sisters--but most of all, she has gone home to be with the Lord of her life, her Savior, Christ Jesus.
On Jan. 27, 1932, Bonnie was born to Homer and Edith Wade in Colby, Kansas. After giving her heart to Jesus at a young age, she lived out her days as a passionate follower of her Lord. In 1951, while attending Colorado Springs Bible College, she met the love of her life, Gene Whetstone. They were married on May 31, 1953. For sixty-seven years, she served by his side in the ministry, a devoted pastor’s wife. Together, Bonnie and Gene had four children, Gayla, Eddie, Christy and Bonnie Jean.
Among other things, Bonnie was a talented baker. Her apple pie and cinnamon rolls were legendary--especially among her children and grandchildren. She loved to garden and play the piano. Her love was both fierce and tender. To her siblings, her name was Peacekeeper. To her husband, Faithful Partner. To her children, Loving Mother. To her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it was Matriarch of Faith. Her love for her Savior was evident to all who knew her.
There will be a family service in Guernsey, Wyoming. It is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. in Faith Fellowship Church 600 W. Chugwater St. It will be live streamed on Facebook for those who are unable to attend in person. A public service will occur at a future date in Lewiston, Idaho. Condolences may be mailed to, PO Box 776, 723 Haynes St. Guernsey, WY., 82214.