Bonnie Kaye Pete passed away peacefully on January 28, 2017 in Santa Rosa after battling pneumonia.

Bonnie was born in Eureka on May 11, 1948 to the late Earl Stevens and Betty Ferris. Bonnie lived most of her life in Eureka, attending Eureka City Schools, Grace Baptist Sunday School and Nazarene Sunday School as a young girl. As an adult, she moved to Macon, Ga. where she worked as a nurse’s aide caring for the elderly, a job that she loved and enjoyed with all her heart.

Bonnie moved back to Eureka in 1993 and was employed at the Sunset Convalescent Home. She had a special gift of working and caring for the elderly, and when her mother Betty battled cancer, Bonnie lovingly cared for her, as well. Bonnie loved writing, cooking for and feeding people, and ministering and encouraging others in her own special way. She was always overjoyed to help anyone in need, whether it was providing a hot meal, a warm place to sleep, or kind words of encouragement. Her big heart never turned anyone away but always found a way to help however she could with whatever she had.

Bonnie loved her family wholly and unconditionally; she was a good, loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who always made a point to show her thoughtfulness toward her children, nieces and nephews. She brought love, laughter, and support to her family and never missed a baby shower, wedding, birthday, or any other family event. Through the years that we were blessed by Bonnie’s presence, she made bonds and relationships that will always be remembered.

Bonnie is survived by her three children Waymond Starritt, Benjamin Evenson, and Moreen Showers, her siblings Earlene Jentry, Laura Stevens, Melva Stevens, Rhonda Readen, Greg Readen, and Konnie Readen, her grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Earl, her mother Betty, her stepfather Ronnie Readen, her sister Sharon Baker, her nieces Debbie Lawson and Tori Jentry, and her husband and the love of her life, Greg Pete.

Graveside service will be on Friday June 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery, 3975 Broadway Street, Eureka. There will be a gathering afterward in celebration of the life of Bonnie Kaye Pete at Celebration Bvld on 107 5th Street, Eureka.


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