Bonnie Jean Johnson of Gatesville, formerly of Moody and McGregor, died early Saturday morning, September 21, 2013, at the age of 84. Memorial graveside services and inurnment will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Moody Cemetery under the direction of Cole Chapel, 304 Eighth Street, Moody with Reverend Terry Johnston officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was born January 1, 1929, in Moody, Texas, the daughter of the late Alvie and Erma (Wharton) Patterson where she was a 1946 graduate of Moody High School. On November 19, 1948, she married William Sanders "Dick" Johnson in Waco. After fifty-three years of marriage, he preceded her in death February 23, 2002.
For over thirty years she was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Moody, Temple and Waco and retired in the 1970's. She continued her communication skills by being employed as a switchboard operator with Providence Health Center in Waco for several years.
Bonnie Jean was a member of First Baptist Church of McGregor and the Ruth Class. She and her husband enjoyed extensive RV traveling to the mountains of Colorado and other place throughout the United States. She also was an avid sports fan and enjoyed football, basketball and baseball.
Also preceding her in death was a brother, James "Pat" Patterson
Survivors include a son Brent Johnson and wife Debbie of Gatesville; a grandson, Steve Johnson of Gatesville.