Bonnie Marie Butcher
June 11, 1948 – April 1, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our mother, Bonnie Marie Butcher, passed away peacefully in her home on April 1, 2024. Bonnie was born on June 11, 1948, in Eureka, to Ernest and Nadine Bailey. She was the youngest of three daughters. Bonnie lived most of her life in Humboldt and graduated from Arcata High School in 1966. She retired as an optician from The Vision Center in Eureka in 2014. She loved spending time with her family, and was an avid gardener and a spontaneous traveler. Bonnie was also a beloved member of the Faith Center Foursquare Church in Eureka. Bonnie was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by her oldest sister Roxanne Youell of Ukiah; her three children, Alicia Jones (Frank Mancinelli), Angie Esskew (Paul Esskew), and Byron Butcher of Eureka; her three grandchildren Scott Jones of Ashland, Sabrina Jones and Gregory Esskew of Eureka, and her great-grandchild Aryanna Leal of Eureka; her nephews Ernest Silva (Deborah), Lee Fleming (Vicki), Darren Fleming (Shannon), James Silva, David Silva; her nieces Sheila Silva and Tonya Fleming (Sarah); and her many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Edward and Elva Bailey and Theodore and Kate Creason, her parents Ernest and Nadine Bailey (Creason), her older sister Sheryl Fleming, her aunts Enna Helm and Irene Knight, and her cousin Fran Mellon. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or to the donor’s favorite charity. We would like to thank Hospice of Humboldt for their loving care of our mother in her final days.


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