- 313 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 23, 1701
- Date of passing: Nov 2, 2015
|Let the memory of Bonnie be with us forever|
I'm downhearted to learn about you...because I don't believe that I have thanked you enough for the many conversations. We could have written a Nitpicker's Guide to the movies and shows we've seen - I think it was just both our way of talking about life. And having so much of that life and fervor is how I'll always remember you. Peace be with you, my friend."
You would have loved the updates from Davis. I would have loved sharing them with you about the little lovely girl. I miss you more than words can say."
"From Ginny Angerer - Bonnie did an incredible job and was always willing to find a way to accommodate so many people's requests. Bonnie was detailed oriented and went above and beyond to improve our chaotic and forever changing schedules. Always a smile while letting you have a piece of candy from her stash with a let's get it done attitude.I am honored to have worked with Bonnie for so many years. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will be missed.I will cherish her memories.Bonnie made so many lives easier by the dedication she had to her job and devotion to helping others.Now her presence will be felt watching over her Red Cross Family. In my prayers! Ginny Angerer"
"The following is a tribute to Bonnie from Yoda for Bonnie's love for Star Wars. Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed that is. On many long journeys have I gone, and waited too for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain. Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future…the past. Old friends long gone."
"From - Jeff Meyer (CEO Northern CA 2011-2014). I was very saddened to hear of Bonnie's passing. The first memory that came to mind when I saw the news was a Halloween a few years ago. Many of us dressed up. But, Bonnie had a different trick or treat in mind. She left notes all around the building that said "Call me maybe" with her number listed. Needless to say, the whole thing caused quite a ruckus around the building. I thought it was hillarious and gave us a glimpse into Bonnie's inner child. Bonnie, you will be missed!"
"From Janis Parenzin - I never had the privilege of meeting Bonnie face to face, we communicated through emails and phone calls. She would always do what she could to see that we had a special collections nurse for our patients. She worked long late hours, I could tell by the emails she would send late late at night. She will be surely missed by everyone."
"from Theresa Evangelista.....I enjoyed working with Bonnie. I appreciated her positive attitude. She always had a smile on her face when I visited her at her desk and always willing to help me with any scheduling questions/ problems that I had. Bonnie will be greatly missed by us all at the Red Cross."
"From Jay Winkenbach - I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie from 2005-2011. Bonnie was someone who really stood out. Her dedication and commitment to the Red Cross, her passion and work ethic always shined. This is such a sad loss, and I will always have nothing but fond memories of her. The world was a better place with Bonnie in it. Life will go on, and Bonnie's memory will live on forever in our hearts and in our minds.
CEO, American Red Cross, Northern California Blood Services Region
"From Patti Childress - Bonnie was one of my favorite people to work with in Oakland. She always made time to answer my questions even when I knew she was swamped with other work. In my department and line of work it would not be unusual for me to send an email at 1pm at night figuring Bonnie would get back to me in the morning to be surprised with an immediate response as Bonnie also was dedicated to getting the job done. I w I ll miss her cheerfulness and her little pictures at the end of her emails.. the Red Cross and the world lost one of the good ones. - Patti Childress"
"From Emily Huber - Bonnie always put others before her and went the extra mile to help out. She also promoted a fun work environment and often brought in treats or special gifts to celebrate whatever holiday was at hand. I remember being in Oakland around Valentine’s Day and finding a present on my desk. When I opened it, it was a puzzle Bonnie made herself with a picture of Snoopy giving a Valentine on one side, and a note wishing me a Happy Valentine’s Day on the other side. The chocolates were an additional nice touch. She made these for many others around the office. I will always remember this and the many other ways Bonnie helped to make work an enjoyable place to be."
"The NCR will never be the same! We miss you Bonnie."
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