- 80 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 30, 1933
- Date of passing: Dec 18, 2013
|Let the memory of Bonnie be with us forever|
"My a year has passed, and everyday I think of you. I have my candle light in your memory today! I fine peace in knowing your with our heavenly family. Your love will be in my heart forever!"
"Aunt Bonnie I love all the pictures the kids have posted!! I hope you and my dad and Bill's dad too are watching over all of us. Our special angels!! Miss you all."
"Love and miss the care you showed me, all my life! Miss you dear sister!"
"Thinking of your families as spring arrives-
Bonnie and Jack so enjoyed the many trips to Ca. to celebrate the
birthdays-Have a wonderful summer! Love to all and God Bless each and everyone : Liz and family"
"Glad we had a great gathering at Keuka this summer like many summers through the years. Thank you for always making the trip to come East to see all of us and hang out on our porches by the water."
"A fond memory that I have of Bonnie is from a few years back. Carrie and I were heading out the door when the phone rang. It was her mom. Carrie put her on speaker while they chatted. After a few minutes Carrie told her that we really needed to get going. Bonnie said alright, wished us a good time and then said, “Don’t forget to bring a jacket.” Did I mention we were in our 30’s at the time? It was the funniest and sweetest thing ever… just like Bonnie."
"Getting to know Bonnie has been a delight as you can well imagine. First she brought love to my son in a wonderful girl named Carrie. Then we got to share a great blessing by being grandparents to a energetic and truly lovable little boy named Ayden. She will be missed but we will always share a piece of heaven."
"The Lagerboms lived next door from the time I was 6 for about 6 years and Carrie and I have been friends since. Their home, whether in Houston or out in California, was always a second home for me and Bonnie a second mom. I remember one time as a little kid I was upset with my mom for not letting me do something (insert subject of meaningless childhood angst), and Bonnie, Carrie and I were in the car headed out somewhere and I was complaining to Bonnie about my mom. Bonnie admonished me not to talk that way about my mom and told me that as my 'other mom', she would've done the same. I never forgot that and I'll never forget her. Fortunately, her strength of spirit and passion for family live on in her children."
"Where can I begin?
I met Bonnie through my sister who was living with the Lagerbom's for the summer in between her junior and senior year of college. My sister and Carrie were good friends. I remember meeting her and immediately feeling like family. She was so down to earth, affectionate, funny and an amazing cook. She reminded me of some of my aunts. Fast forward to a few years later and Carrie, my sister and I all moved into together to my first place. We had a great time and Bonnie and Jack came for a visit. I moved a year later to Chicago and wasn't able to go home for Thanksgiving, so guess who invited me to visit them? Bonnie, Jack and Carrie. I had a great time staying with them in Missouri and meeting Bonnie's family (or at least some of them) and again felt so at home. Bonnie had an amazing ability to make someone feel like she had known them for a long time, help them feel "at home" and welcome. I treasure those fond memories and she will be missed by many."
"Life was always an adventure with Aunt Bonnie. I remember making a trip across the country to take Aunt Bonnie back to California from Missouri and oh the silliness and laughs that Jana and I could cause while riding along. We always used to say that we wanted an Aunt Bonnie bite because she was not supposed to eat a lot of sweets she would ask for a bite of yours which was always a big bite with a big smile. She was a wonderful aunt that you could count on for anything and she kept the Harris grapevine growing between her and mom. I will always remember the fun we had and treasure the lessons learned. I love you and miss you terribly but you shall always be with us in our hearts."
"My Life Memories with Bonnie
Shared by Janice Koontz on 12/28/2013
Bonnie was my sister and even a second Mom when she felt it was necessary. When I started school, she was teaching seventh grade. I would run to her classroom every recess in hopes she would keep me, so I wouldn't have to go back to that first grade classroom. They didn't have preschool or kindergarten in those days. Finally, the principal said, you will get a spanking if you go back, so that was the end of that situation. As Jack said in his life story with Bonnie, she would come home to Missouri, until there was family housing on the job site. I always look forward with great excitement to meeting her at the airport. She bought, my first bicycle with a shock spring, which made my ride on gravel roads much easier. In all aspects of my life she was kind, loving, and wonderful to me. We usually talk daily until she was not strong enough. She will live in my heart forever."
"We miss Bonnie so much, but we were so thankful to see Jack at Jen and Scott's for a wonderful Christmas day. My fondest memory to share is enjoying those great Holiday Pies Bonnie made - crust was exquisite, and she made it seem so easy. A couple of years ago, I was inspired by Bonnie to make my own Holiday pies. Never too late to start, but I will need much more experience to come even close to her perfection! I will always think fondly of our Bonnie when the inspiration to bake takes hold."
"I will miss Aunt Bonnie so much. She was always there for me even if it was mostly by phone. She helped me through my mom's illnesses. I enjoyed several short stopovers on my way back from Kansas City where Jack, Bonnie and I would talk for an hour or so. Ok so Aunt Bonnie did most of the talking! She kept our family connected and we must all try to do that in her absence. Of course she'll always be in our hearts and memories."
"Aunt Bonnie, I am so very thankful that you and the rest of the Lagerbom's got to Keuka Lake for the "Cousins Reunion" it was always fun to catch up and chat with you. May cherished memories bring you comfort in your sorrow, my sincere condolences."
"Aunt Bonnie and I spent a lot of time together as I was growing up since she moved to Columbia as I was just starting high school. She was really like a grandmother to me more than an Aunt and we were close. We liked to go to the movies and did so often. At one point, there was a new movie coming out with Whitney Houston in it (who we both liked) so we decided to go and see it together. It was Waiting to Exhale. Let's just say that the content was a little more adult than either of us anticipated. Both of us were embarassed and after a couple of attempts of Aunt Bonnie trying to relate certain scenes to health education we decided to just refer to it as a movie with good music. It was pretty funny and we would laugh about it a lot after that. There was nothing better than watching Aunt Bon get tickled. There were some of those giggles the night before she died and although I don't know for sure what she was giggling about, it was the best memory of her to be left with."
"Such a sweet woman and we loved visiting with her when we saw her. She will be missed! We are saying prayers for the Lagerbom family."
"Bonnie has always been a welcoming, kind women. Our family has been blessed to know her. We will say a prayer and are thinking of all the Lagerboms and extended family that is missing her. Bonnie have easily earned her Angel wings. Rest in peace."
"One of my favorite memories of Bonnie was when she made a beautiful cake for Carrie's birthday when we were in high school or college. It really was a work of love. However, when we eagerly took a bite we realized she forgot a very important ingredient...sugar. Perhaps it was because she was a diabetic but she forgot the sugar and the fruit was really tart. I think we laughed until we were crying. The look on her face was priceless!!!"
"I could write pages of memories of Aunt Bonnie. She was a strong woman who set a great example for her family, especially the women. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She would often talk about them and say "my Scott" or "my Carrie". She has left a great legacy. She was a very important part of my life and the lives of my children. We love her and you guys dearly!"
"We would like to invite you all to leave a favorite story or little good bye message of your own. Mom cherished all her family and friends and would love to hear from you we am sure."
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