Former Swanson River resident Bonnie Wilson died at her home on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000. She was 71. Services will be held Jan. 3, 2001, at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo, Calif.
Mrs. Wilson moved to Alaska in 1962 and was involved in many activities in the Sterling, Soldotna and Kenai areas. As an avid bowler, she toured the state attending tournaments, always returning home with no voice from cheering her team on.
As a charter member of Peninsula Petroleum Wives, she served as their first president. She spent many happy hours with cards in her hands across the bridge table with friends. She was always ready, willing and able to get involved in any project that needed help, from organizing spaghetti feeds for the Sterling Elementary School kids to the Central Peninsula Community Hospital Startup Committee.
Mrs. Wilson continued her bowling and bridge on her return to Camarillo, Calif., where she and husband, Wayne, retired in 1984. Their 50th anniversary was celebrated in Alaska in May with family and friends joining them.
Along with her husband, she is survived by daughter and son, Terri Barefield and Willie Wilson; sister and brothers, Lee Bonser, Paul and Bill Schultz; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Association K Chapter, 240 East Tudor Road, Suite 110, Anchorage, AK 99503.
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