Please note......Celebration of Life for Bonnie Papke
From: Bonnie Papke Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 1:39 AM
Subject: Honoring Bonnie Lou (Thompson) Papke
Please join us for a gathering to honor the life and accomplishments of Bonnie Lou (Thompson) Papke followed by refreshments and reminiscing with family and friends.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 4:00
32124 Skidoo Lane, Polson, Montana 59860
Please RSVP to this email, on Facebook, or to Laurie, Nancy or Susan
FYI . . . .update & obituary..Bonnie L Papke , spouse of PNA/WA Capt. Gerald 'Jerry' Papke
2228 Starflower Trl, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
BONNIE PAPKE (1929 - 2016)
Bonnie Papke, age 86, made her peaceful transition from her home on Friday, April 22, 2016. We honor her passing and know that she is blissfully dancing in the Light.
Bonnie was born December 28, 1929, and spent her early years in Northwestern Montana. She worked side-by-side with her father on their cattle ranch. In her adult life she loved to read, write, travel, hike and spend time with family and friends. She was a secretary, Arthur Murray dance instructor, free-lance writer and volunteer. More importantly, she was a wife, a mother, and a friend to hundreds of lucky people. Her volunteer resume was extensive. She volunteered in schools, Campfire Girls, the Blue Mountain Water Board, Friends of Children of Vietnam, as a 4-H instructor, as a Peace Corps volunteer (spending over 2 years in Benin, Africa), Unity Church of Mohave Valley, and as the founder of the Bullhead City Pulmonary Support Group. This is only a partial list. Her day-to-day life, even up until her final moments, was filled with thinking of how to support others.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Alma Thompson; daughter, Brenda (Bob) Papke; granddaughter, Lindiwe Ann Khali; and her siblings, Hazel Vinson, Liz Morgan, Jean Carr, Warren Thompson and Frank Thompson.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Jerry Papke; children, Laurie (Dee) Zimmershied, Nancy (Dennis) Papke and Russ (Susan) Papke; six grandchildren, Scott Cocharo, Lauren (Mark) Maloy, Kyle Papke, Andy Papke, Dan Cocharo and Lee (Hanna) Andersen; and one great- grandchild, Brandon Cocharo.
Her family invites you to join them in honoring her life on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Vista Del Sol, 3249 Felipe Dr., Bullhead City, AZ. There will be another opportunity to honor her this summer in Montana (location and date to be determined).
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to one of Bonnie's favorite charities or one of your own:
Unity Church of Mohave Valley, 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ, 86442 (Bonnie's Bullhead family)
Second Second Wind Fund, 13701 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood, CO, 80228 (youth suicide prevention)
Children's Art Network, 14 Byers St., Staunton, VA, 24401 (founded by Brenda Papke)
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Apr. 27 to May 4, 2016
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mohavedailynews/obituary.aspx?pid=179755094#sthash.D8QfVxQr.dpuf
Death of Wife of DL Capt Gerald R. Papke
April 22nd, 2016
I wish to thank the Papke kids for sharing the sad news about their mom, Bonnie Papke who was the wife of DL Capt Gerald R. Papke and also a subscriber to the PCN. Please see below for info about the upcoming gathering and where to send expressions of condolences.
Bonnie Papke firstname.lastname@example.org
Honoring Bonnie Papke
Dear Friends and family,
My mother, Bonnie Papke was the wife of Gerald R. Papke. He was a DC10 Captain and retired from Delta in 1985.
Our mother, Bonnie Papke made her transition the afternoon of April 22, 2016. We wanted to share parts of the beautiful notice that was sent by her church, Unity Church of Mohave Valley.
We celebrate her release from a body that was no longer working for her and know that she is blissfully dancing in the Light.
Bonnie, you are the LIGHT of God.
You are the LOVE of God
You are the POWER of God
You are the PRESENCE of God
WHERE you are, God is.....
And all is truly well.
And so it is.
We would like to invite you to honor her life with refreshments and sharing:
When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Where: Vista Del Sol,
3249 Felipe Drive
Bullhead City, AZ
Directions: From Bullhead Parkway turn onto Camino Real (at Bullen Orthodontist Building, north of the Fire Station)
Turn left onto Sierra Santiago
Drive through the gate into Vista Del Sol. Sierra Santiago becomes Felipe Dr. Enter the parking lot to the left.
The banquet hall entrance is on the north side of the building.
We realize this is short notice and will feel your love and support even if you are not able to attend. We will have a celebration of life in Montana this summer, date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers we invite you to donate to one of Bonnie’s favorite causes or one of your own:
Unity Church of Mohave Valley Second Wind Fund Children’s Art Network
2580 Miracle Mile 13701 W Jewell Ave 14 Byers St
Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Lakewood, CO 80228 Staunton, VA 24401
(Bonnie’s Bullhead family) (youth suicide prevention) (founded by Brenda Papke)
If you have questions feel free to call Laurie at 720-530-8910, Nancy at 303-880-4966 or Russ at 406-403-8833.
The Papke Kids email@example.com