Bonnie L Bailey was born June 15, 1934 Denver, Colorado to Elbert and Dorothy Mosher, and passed away on August 24, 2010. Bonnie was a widow to Raymond Bailey. Bonnie had many different occupations during her lifetime. Once was a beautician and later a bill collector. She was good at both.
Bonnie was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She left behind, (daughter) Diana Dewey, (son) Michael Halbert and grandchildren Joseph Halbert, Amada Somerville, Rae Charlton, and Christian Dewey. Bonnie also leaves behind three great grandchildren, Krista and Evan Halbert, and Canden Somerville.
Bonnie dearly loved music. She started playing in high school with a steel guitar. She later learned to play the organ after a purchase of Electric organ with all kinds of different sound buttons. One of my favorite songs she played was "Alley Cat". Bonnie at first did not know how to read music, she taught herself to play by ear. Later in life she married to Ray Bailey in December of 1973 in Wasilla Alaska. Ray was a guitar instructor and both of them played in small bands, she played the base guitar. Both Bonnie and Raymond would spend time viewing concerts or playing in jam sessions. Her most emotional experience was going to the National Old Time Fiddlers contest and festival in Weiser, Idaho. Reason for her emotion was the contestants actually were as young as four years old and that touched her heart.
Bonnie also love to travel, I call her my gypsy mom. She moved very often while she raised both my brother and I alone. One summer she and I went to England. We went to some plays, castles, White Cliffs of Dover and museum of the Underground. Later she traveled alone in her Winnebago all over America. She also went abroad to Australia and New Zealand. I think her favorite place of residence was in Alaska. Bonnie took us there in early 1960 when the main street of Anchorage had only wooden sidewalks. We moved from there to a small town called Kenai where at the time was a general store, post office, school, tavern and an Old Russian church.
My mom loved to play cards, she would spend many hours late night to early morning playing on the internet and she met many new friends. Bonnie enjoyed reading; she could read a book in a day. And last she was very direct in her thoughts and would tell you as blunt as possible. I enjoyed our last four years together and I already miss her.
Arrangements under the direction of Powers Funeral Home, Sumner, WA.