3 thoughts on “Bonnie Sue Goddard Taylor”

  1. To Our Bonnie from Her Brother Joe

    A cultural web site states that “Bonnie is a quintessential Scottish name that will never go out of fashion, Bonnie is the Scots word for beautiful, pretty, stunning and attractive. Bonnies tend to have an inimitable personality.”

    No name could be more appropriate for the lady whose life we celebrate and whose passing we mourn. My sister Bonnie was beautiful not only in appearance but also in spirit. If angels exist, they have just welcomed a beautiful new companion.

    Bonnie was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and aunt. As aunt, she doted on our five children and stayed in contact with several of them. Her love spread well beyond her family and, as her obituary points out, she was a volunteer in the Beacon of Hope jail ministry.

    Bonnie was blessed with many close friends and loving relatives, and I would like to express our undying gratitude to Cindy Birk Conley, Bonnie’s former employer and faithful friend of nearly forty years. Cindy helped Bonnie in countless ways with her financial and medical affairs and kept us up to date on the important details. Bonnie’s son-in-law Duane Ediger, sharing the recent loss of his wife and her daughter, Carla Joan, has served like a devoted son.

    We should also acknowledge all the caregivers cited in Bonnie’s obituary who looked after her during her final difficult years. Special thanks are due to Jamie Nesler and family, whose loving care and companionship added immeasurably to the quality and duration of Bonnie’s life.

    Bereft of her, I recall a verse of the Scottish song some of us used to tease her with, “My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea, my Bonnie lies over the ocean, O bring back my Bonnie to Me.” However impossible the last line, I shall recall it on her birthday for the rest of my life. May she rest in eternal peace.

    1. Some caregivers’ names, omitted from the obituary are: Jamie Nesler, Jeremiah Martin, Velma Pennington, Mary Overturf, Debbie Sullivan, Dafney Ray-Ann Winebarger, Dakota James Nesler, and Sandy and Brooklyn Hogue. Joe Goddard

  2. Since meeting Bonnie my life has change in ways I’m only now realizing. Bonnie help bring me closer to Jesus she once made me promise not to mourn her but he joyful because she is where she wanted to be that was a promise I have been unable to keep. Not only did she bring me closer to Jesus but she also brought me closer to my mother I know call her almost everyday and that was all due to Bonnie’s persistence. Bonnie was my employer, my friend, my family and I am going to miss her dearly. If only we had one more day, one more week ,one more month all the things we would do and places we would go❤️

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